Groupe Renault and Nissan have signed an exclusive agreement with Waymo for an initial period to explore driverless mobility services in France and Japan. The companies will jointly explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for passengers and deliveries in the countries.
The Alliance of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has a global footprint and portfolio covering every segment of passenger and light commercial vehicles while Waymo is a self-driving technology company with more than 10 million miles on public roads.
The agreement is designed to bring together the strengths of each party and expand expertise by assessing market opportunities, working together to research commercial, legal and regulatory issues related to driverless transportation-as-a-service offerings in France and Japan.
The agreement marks a first step to developing long-term, profitable driverless mobility services operations. This analysis will first take place in France and Japan and may expand to other markets, excluding China, in the future.
To further the exploration process, Groupe Renault and Nissan will create joint venture Alliance-focused companies in France and Japan dedicated to driverless mobility services.
Source: Press Release