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Nissan Opens Silicon Valley Center for Self-Driving Car Research

Nissan Motor Co. opened a research center in California’s Silicon Valley that the Japanese carmaker plans to make its hub for research on self-driving vehicles and Internet-connected auto technology.

The facility will be staffed by more than 60 engineers and technicians within three years, Carla Bailo, Nissan’s senior vice president for North American research and development, said in a phone interview. Work on so-called autonomous vehicle systems will move from an R&D center in Japan to Sunnyvale, she said, declining to provide investment details for the project.