While tailpipes and driveshafts already look like being consigned to history along with the internal combustion engine, new digital technologies are poised to have an even more dramatic impact on car interiors and exteriors.
We have had to “hit refresh” many times since that first speech at the Tokyo Motor Show, including bringing together Renault and Nissan in the early days of the Alliance.
Oslo, Madrid, Paris and London are considering partial or even total bans on diesel-powered vehicles in their city centers, as policymakers begin to rethink the role of cars in the urban mobility of tomorrow.
Nissan's Intelligent Mobility vision provides a framework for innovative and technological advances that also focus on the driver and passenger experience, guiding customers towards a safer and more sustainable future.
Just as the steam engine has come to symbolize the industrial revolution of the 19th century, perhaps no single object represents the democratic, consumer-centered economies of the 20th century better than the mass-produced automobile.
The need for action is urgent: in 2016 the average speed of a car in London hit a new low of under 8 mph—less than the speed of a horse-drawn carriage in the same streets in the Victorian era
In the U.S., the average driver spends around an hour in the car per day with hands on the wheel, eyes on the road. The connected car revolution—linked with the rise of autonomous drive—will enable drivers to use this time more productively.
While new inventions such as robotics and artificial intelligence grab all the headlines, a social revolution that is giving women increased economic power is also transforming many global industries.
In August 2016, just as the Renault-Nissan Alliance surpassed 100,000 annual sales of its EVs, Renault sold its 100,000th EV to a customer in Norway. The car, fittingly enough, was a Renault ZOE, the best-selling EV in Europe.
Encompassing eight global automobile brands, the Renault-Nissan Alliance was established in 1999 and last year sold 8.5 million units, one in 10 new cars worldwide.
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