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    Nissan Helping Design Next-Gen Lunar Vehicle For NASA

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    I’m Laura Reynolds with CarProUSA. Nissan North America is headed to the moon. Nissan has partnered with Teledyne Brown Engineering and Sierra Space to design the crewed Lunar Terrain Vehicle, LTV, that will support future exploration on the moon. Nissan’s contribution to the project includes its knowledge of autonomous driving and intelligent vehicle systems. Alliance Global Director of Nissan’s Alliance Innovation Laboratory in Silicon Valley Maarten Sierhuis says quote “With this partnership, we will explore possibilities of autonomy and teleoperations, power management systems, vehicle connectivity, and human-machine interface to help shape the future of intelligent lunar rovers. We then will translate these learnings from the LTV operating on the lunar surface back to earth.” End quote. Vice President Teledyne Brown Engineering Space Systems Group Reggie Spivey says quote “We are proud to continue our extensive presence in space.” End quote. For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarProUSA.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds. 

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