20 Jun '11, 1pm

Renault-Nissan Gets Geeky, Sets Up Silicon Valley Research Center

Renault-Nissan Gets Geeky, Sets Up Silicon Valley Research Center

Google’s head offices in Mountain View, California has just got some new neighbors, but unlike most of the other companies in the fabled silicon valley it isn’t a fresh-faced venture-funded software or green tech startup firm. It’s an automaker. Moving into offices just over the road from the Internet search engine giant, automotive partners Renault-Nissan plan to use Silicon Valley’s best brains to develop the latest software and hardware for the alliance’s range of all-electric and advanced technology vehicles. “The Alliance is at the vanguard of the auto industry's shift to sustainable transportation,” said Carlos Ghosn, CEO and Chairman of both Nissan and Renault. “Having a footprint in one of the world’s headquarters for clean tech research will extend our lead further.” Renault Twizy Z.E. electric vehicle Enlarge Photo Among the list of cars the center will develop s...

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