Jul 27, 2014

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder ...

Jul 16, 2014

Driverless cars will require industry shift, Nissan scientist says

by Alan Ohnsman

Automakers intending to develop driverless cars need to work as much on software design as mechanical engineering, according to the researcher leading Nissan Motor Co.’s automated-vehicle program. Making cars that are “deliberative” in assessing road conditions, rather than just reactive, requires artificial intelligence, said ...

Jun 30, 2014

U.S. probes 360,000 Nissan cars for unintended acceleration

The U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced Saturday it was investigating Nissan sedans for unwanted acceleration, and Chrysler pickups. Nissan is being probed over 360,000 Versa and Versa Note vehicles manufactured from 2012 to 2014. There were four reports that floor mats hindered ...

Jun 25, 2014

Five Japanese firms among top 10 global green brands

U.S. consulting firm Interbrand said Tuesday that five Japanese companies were among the 10 best global green brands in 2014, recognizing their work on tackling environment problems. Ford Motor Co. took the top spot for its commitment to electric vehicles, ousting Toyota Motor Corp., ...

Ghosn to top executive pay scale again

Jun 24, 2014

Ghosn to top executive pay scale again

Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn earned more than ¥1 billion last year, putting him on track to become the best-paid Japan executive for the fourth time in five years. Ghosn was paid ¥995 million in salary and bonuses for the fiscal ...

Jun 11, 2014

N.Y. plan for fleet of Nissan taxis ruled legal

New York’s plan for a new fleet of cabs from Nissan Motor Co. is legal, an appeals court ruled, overturning an earlier judgment that said the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission had overstepped its authority by requiring owners to buy a specific vehicle. The ...

Nissan to launch first electric minivan

Jun 9, 2014

Nissan to launch first electric minivan

by Masaaki Kameda

Nissan Motor Co., moving to expand its lineup of eco-friendly vehicles here, said Monday it will launch its first all-electric commercial-use vehicle in October. “While our competitors are coming to market with their first electric vehicle, we’re breaking convention once again by expanding and ...