Nissan Opens New Silicon Valley Research Center with Support from Harte Nissan

Hartford, CT’s Harte Nissan supports the new Renault-Nissan research center located in Silicon Valley

Online PR News – 07-March-2013 – Hartford, CT – Nissan recently announced that they will be collaborating with Renault to open a new Research Center in Silicon Valley. This center will aim toward researching and specializing in EPOROs, or zero emission robot car concepts, that will eventually influence the creation of collision-free vehicles. Harte Nissan of Hartford, CT proudly supports this project and can’t wait to see what great technology will come out of this center in the near future.

The Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley, or NRC-SV, is a key part of Nissan’s new global strategy aimed at expanding and localizing Research and Development in strategic markets. This Silicon Valley center in particular will collaborate with Nissan’s Japan Research Center with several research goals in mind.

The NRC-SV is planning on working on three main projects. The first is researching autonomous vehicles using EPOROs. These zero emissions robot car concepts are what Nissan believes will be the car of the future. EPOROs run on electricity, using algorithms to move both in a group, and alone. Nissan already uses forms of these robots in safety technologies such as brake assist and forward collision warning, but hopes to perfect the system to create collision-free vehicles in the future.

Another key project for the new Silicon Valley project is researching connected vehicles that tap into infrastructure and the internet. The benefit of this would be to maximize time efficiency and energy when driving. The third project researchers will be working on is researching Human Machine Interfaces in order to enhance the driving experience in autonomous and connected vehicles.

“As we continue to expand our R&D capabilities throughout the world, we aggressively pursue our activities to create new values of mobility, by harnessing the latest information and communication technologies here in our new research center in Silicon Valley,” explains Mitsuhiko Yamashita, Nissan Executive Vice President supervising Research and Development.

Harte Nissan is looking forward to the new systems and technologies that researches of the Silicon Valley center will create in the near future. Customers of the Hartford, CT dealership who have questions about the research center are encouraged to swing by the dealership today. Sales associates will be more than happy to answer any questions. More information on current vehicle inventory, specials and dealership hours can be found online at

About Harte Nissan
Harte Nissan of Hartford, Connecticut, provides the area with a complete inventory of new Nissan cars and SUVs, such as the Altima and the Quest, as well as numerous pre-owned vehicles. Known throughout the area for the friendly and experienced staff, the experts at Harte Nissan make it their mission to find the perfect vehicle for every last customer, to equip customers with the most comprehensive vehicle parts available, and to provide spot-on vehicle maintenance for repairs of all types.