Nissan Motor may set up global digital hub in Kerala

Nissan Motor CIO Anthony ThomasNissan Motor, the second largest Japanese car maker, is likely to set up its global digital hub in Kerala.

Top officials including Nissan Motor CIO Antony Thomas company are in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram to finalise the plan, New Indian Express reported.

Car makers are investing in advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to power electric vehicles. Nissan and its auto-making partners, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, have plans to launch 17 electric models to achieve annual vehicle sales totalling 14 million units by 2022, compared with 10.6 million units in 2017.

“The digital hub is expected to create thousands of jobs. Spoke to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and he agreed to extend full support,” said Union Minister of State for IT Alphons Kannanthanam in his Facebook post.