Nissan convenes Intelligent Motoring Advisory Board
Issue Date: 2016-05-19

Nissan has announced the launch of a brand new expert Advisory Board focused on furthering the Intelligent Mobility debate beyond the automotive community in Europe. Convened for the very first time at the Crystal in London, one of the world's most sustainable buildings, the Intelligent Motoring Advisory Board brought together a cross-section of industry leaders to tackle one of the fundamental issues of our age – the future of mobility and 'smarter,' cleaner living.

Led by the Head of Electric Vehicles for Nissan in Europe, Gareth Dunsmore, the Advisory Board was independently chaired by eminent technology and science commentator Stephen Pritchard. Made up of twelve members from across Europe, representing a range of companies and organisations including the European Climate Foundation and Ecotricity, the Advisory Board will convene twice a year as part of an ongoing partnership and programme of activity.

Commenting on the launch of the board, Nissan's Gareth Dunsmore said: "At Nissan, we're not content sitting back and watching as our cities become more complex, crowded and congested. Selling cars is no longer a moment-in-time transaction. Cars have a fundamental impact on the cities we live in and the lives we lead. With the advent of new technologies and drivetrain innovations, new mobility solutions can make our lives 'smarter' and better connected. This is why we're thrilled to launch the Nissan Intelligent Motoring Advisory Board; we hope others in the industry will join us on this journey."

The inaugural meeting, which took place on 27 April 2016, focused on the topic of smart motoring and the connected city conundrum. Though convened by Nissan, the Advisory Board remains an independent group of experts. Its primary aim is to provide an open space for leaders in their field to share ideas in search of mobility solutions which could change the way we live. This may be electric vehicles today but the group will also explore future possibilities.