March 26: Japanese automotive giant Nissan Motor is all set to establish a global digital hub in the Kerala capital. Through the upcoming set up in Thiruvananthapuram, the company aims to meet the requirements of future cars. With the establishment of the hub, Kerala also stands the chance of being recognized as the global hub of contemporary technologies.
The state will not only become the electric car technology hub but will also be able to compete with the manufacturing abilities of Tamil Nadu, if the deal goes ahead as expected. Earlier reports had said that Nissan Motor officials had held talks with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in this regard. The Chief Minister later invited the Nissan officials to finalize the deal.
Earlier on March 25th, 2018 the Nissan officials visiting Kerala made presentations before the Union Minister of State for IT Alphons Kannanthanam and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor. Alphons Kannanthanam, in his recent Facebook post disclosed that Chief Minister has assured full support for the project and the global digital hub might create around thousand job opportunities.
According to a news source, the deal is almost approved. Nissan Motor officials visiting Kerala is a great sign and also opens a great opportunity for Kerala government to attract various other international companies. This will as well help the state to maintain the companies that are currently established in Kerala, said the report.
A couple of days ago Kerala’s Kochi had hosted its first global digital summit #Future with the aim of enhancing the state’s image as the largest upcoming IT destination of future technologies.
Most of the auto makers are currently lining up huge investments in AI, machine learning and several other technologies that power electric vehicles. To achieve annual vehicle sales with a total of 14 million units by the year 2022, Nissan and its partners Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp are planning to introduce around 17 electric models.