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 |  Feb 20 2013, 10:31 AM

Nissan has expanded its research and development center to the heart of America’s technology scene, Silicon Valley. 

“This is where everything is happening.  This is where all the intelligence lies, so this is where Nissan needs to be,” said Nissan Americas Senior VP of research and development Carla Bailo.

Nissan has been hard in work in Japan developing new autonomous driving systems, such as the brand’s autonomous emergency steering system which will control the steering o the vehicle to avoid obstacles in the road. Nissan is opening up shop in silicon valley to expand their research and development to key global markets.

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The work that is slated to get done at the Silicon Valley facility includes autonomous driving tech, car to internet connectivity, human machine interface research.

“Nissan is well positioned I think to take the next step and be a leader in autonomous driving and connected vehicles and that is very exciting,” said research director for Nissan’s Silicon Valley center Dr. Maarten Sierhuis.

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