Nissan, Tsinghua University in Beijing open joint mobility research center

(May 21, 2016) BEIJING, China — This week marked the opening of the Tsinghua University (Department of Automotive Engineering) - Nissan Joint Research Center for Intelligent Mobility (the Joint Research Center), a collaboration between Nissan and Tsinghua University in Beijing to work on research and development of electric vehicle and autonomous drive technologies for the Chinese market.

At the opening ceremony, Nissan and Tsinghua University provided the general framework for the researches of EV technologies including battery safety, autonomous driving technology and traffic systems for China in the future.

To facilitate research about Chinese roads and local driving habits, the two parties will share resources to contribute to China's future mobility. At the same time, they hope that the cooperative efforts will develop more talent to drive the Chinese auto industry toward a more advanced and sophisticated future.

"As we continue to expand our R&D capabilities throughout the world, we aggressively pursue our activities to create new values of mobility here in this new research center in Beijing," said Takao Asami, senior vice president of Nissan Motor Co.

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Nissan and Tsinghua University have a long history of cooperation. Over the past 10 years, they have maintained close cooperation in the research of core auto technologies and auto development strategies. The new agreement will elevate their cooperation to the next level. With the new program, Nissan hopes to better implement intelligent mobility based on a careful study of Chinese road networks.