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Ghosn top ally goes missing as Nissan scandal sizzles

  • Another Nissan exec off-map post Ghosn arrest
  • ‘Concentrating on special tasks’, says autmaker
  • Munoz won’t make it to 2019 Vegas tech expo

TOKYO, Japan – A senior Nissan executive, Jose Munoz, has taken a leave-of-absence as part of what’s been described as ”a sudden management shake-up” that’s followed the arrest of former company chairman Carlos Ghosn on Nov 19 2018.

Ghosn is under arrest in a detention centre and facing charges of financial misconduct.

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Nissan said on Jan 5 2019  that Munoz ha taken a leave “to allow him to assist the company by concentrating on special tasks arising from recent events” and would not be at the important Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Nissan personnel will, at the CES, be introducing Invisible-to-Visible, (i2V), a future technology created to change how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. ”It will,” Nissan adds, ”demonstrate the future of driving through an interactive, three-dimensional, experience on the Nissan stand.

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i2V will support drivers by merging information from sensors outside and inside the vehicle with data from the cloud. This enables the system not only to track the vehicle’s immediate surroundings but also to anticipate what’s ahead – even showing what’s behind a building or around the corner.

”To make driving more enjoyable,” Nisan says, ”guidance is given in an interactive, human-like way, such as through avatars that appear inside the car.”

News agency Reuter said, in classic media newspeak, that Munoz could not immediately be reached Munoz for comment. Munoz is considered by many in the company to be a close ally of Ghosn.

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