Nissan establishes new mobility service company in China

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Nissan, through its investment arm Nissan China Investment Co., Ltd. (NCIC), announced the establishment of Nissan Mobility Service Co., Ltd. in China.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Where is Nissan Mobility Service Co., Ltd. headquartered?

    Nissan Mobility Service Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Suzhou, China.
  • What services will Nissan Mobility Service Co., Ltd. offer?

    Nissan Mobility Service Co., Ltd. will offer autonomous driving taxi services and other mobility services in China.
  • “Introducing future technology, mobility solutions, and products that enrich the lives of customers in China is an important part of Nissan’s long-term strategy in China. The new company represents another milestone of Nissan’s nearly 50 years of development in China and a new commitment to the market,” said Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Senior Vice President (SVP) and NCIC Chairman Shohei Yamazaki.

    Shohei Yamazaki

    Per Nissan, the new mobility service company is headquartered in Suzhou and will be committed to investing in mobility services and deploying autonomous driving taxi services.

    It is reportedly working with the Suzhou High-Speed Rail New Town — a city strategically located close to the Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Railway — to support the intelligent transport initiatives in the country.

    “Leveraging our mobility services experience and expertise from the Japan market, we are transforming our business in China by tapping into the future mobility service sector. Through the new company, we are aiming to provide all-new riding experiences with easier, more convenient mobility services for more consumers in China,” commented NCIC President Hideki Kimata.

    The NCIC boss added, “Suzhou High-speed Railway/Xiangcheng District was chosen for Nissan Mobility Service due to its strong support for business development, availability of collaborative opportunities, and its proximity to our existing Alliance joint innovation hub in Shanghai.”

    Hideki Kimata

    Both parties are jointly exploring research and development (R&D) projects to build a future model of intelligent transport that is commercially feasible, implementable and replicable, and involves autonomous vehicle testing for future commercial services.

    Zhiyao Liang, a senior official from Xiangcheng District, Suzhou City stated, “as one of the first global automakers that entered the Chinese market, Nissan has witnessed and participated in the growth and development of China’s auto industry. It has continuously introduced advanced technologies and products to actively contribute to market development since 1973. As an industry-leading company in the field of electrification, autonomous driving, connectivity, and shared mobility services with rich technological expertise and powerful corporate presence, Nissan once again showcases exciting new products that will shape new trends for the industry.”

    Zhiyao Liang

    WeRide, a leading, global autonomous and mobility service company that develops Level 4 autonomous driving technologies and that has a successful mobility service history in Guangzhou, will provide technology support to the Suzhou project.

    “WeRide will extensively participate and fully support the R and D, test, and operation of Nissan Mobility Service’s robotaxi fleet, particularly in autonomous driving technologies. WeRide always puts safety as our top priority, and will work with Nissan to provide safer, more efficient, and comfortable autonomous driving mobility experiences to Suzhou residents and improve quality of life with innovative technologies,” said WeRide Chief Operating Officer (COO) Li Zhang.

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