Sustainability

18
JUN
2010

 

The sound of silence

The sound of silence

Some weeks ago I told you about the sound of EVs and the growing concern regarding quiet cars and pedestrians safety. In 2007, Nissan started real world field research in collaboration with universities and institutions to develop a new type of audio visibility for pedestrians, and particularly for those visually impaired and young children.

 

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01
JUN
2010
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

All in this together…

All in this together…

The auto industry is probably better known for its intense competitiveness; companies finding more on which to disagree than agree. Trade associations such as the SMMT in the UK, ACEA in Europe and JAMA in Japan do create forums where automakers can debate areas of common interest and present a unified view on a specific issue.

Last year The World Economic Forum, best known for its annual meeting in Davos, helped to bring some of the major automakers together to make a unique but simple request to policy makers: we are ready to start working together to solve the environmental issues associated with vehicle transportation. Initially, the letter was signed by the CEOs of Daimler, Ford, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Toyota. Last month, the CEOs of Audi, Hyundai and Volkswagen added their names to the list, and we expect more to follow.

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21
MAY
2010
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Carlos Ghosn to speak at Detroit Economic Club

Carlos Ghosn to speak at Detroit Economic Club

On Tuesday, May 25th Alliance Chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, will be appearing at the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit, MI. The event, which takes place at midday at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, will be a discussion on topics  including the consolidation trends of the global auto industry, the growth and importance of emerging markets, the outlook for the industry post-crisis and the development of electric vehicles and their role in the future of mobility.

The Detroit Economic Club (DEC) was formed in 1934 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. The DEC continues to provide a platform for distinguished international dignitaries and business leaders, who represent the changing global environment.  The DEC is proud to have hosted every sitting U.S. President since Richard Nixon.

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07
MAY
2010

 

The silence of EV's

The silence of EV's

Should electric vehicles make an artificial noise or be allowed to run silently? Opinion is divided both within the industry and among other interested parties and it’s a subject we have debated many times.

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How the intervention of governments changed the course of the worldwide automobile industry

“...I want to talk about the financial meltdown of 2008 and 2009… about how governments intervened during this time of crisis… and about how those interventions have changed the course of the global automobile industry for years to come.  “

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Trying to do what is good for business to promote what is right for society

One of the great strengths of the Alliance is its diversity – it’s our way of doing business. Showing respect for the varied cultures we have within the companies allows us to capitalise on that diversity, which in turn makes the Alliance stronger and longer lasting.

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