Maarten leads a team of researchers at Nissan's Research Center in Silicon Valley, tasked with developing autonomous vehicles (AVs), connected vehicles (CVs) and Human-Machine Interaction and Interfaces (HMI2). As a former NASA research scientist, he spent the bulk of his career creating autonomous technology for space exploration. Now he brings his expertise down to earth to help shape the future of motoring and how people will interact with intelligent cars capable of driving themselves.
Maarten is responsible for developing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for Nissan's AVs. The role also entails researching the technology required to create connected vehicles, and to allow people to interact with AVs. Finding the talent to bring these dreams to reality is a key aspect of his job.