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Waymo and Renault-Nissan strike deal on driverless mobility services

Renault, Nissan and Waymo are to work together to explore market opportunities for driverless mobility services. 

Renault and Nissan have become the first automotive manufacturers to explore driverless mobility services with Waymo in France and Japan

The agreement will research commercial, legal and regulatory issues related to offering such services, initially in France and Japan – covering both carmakers’ headquarters – but with the possibility of expanding to other markets, excluding China, in the longer term.

To further this agreement, Groupe Renault and Nissan will create joint venture Alliance-focused companies in France and Japan dedicated to driverless mobility services.

Thierry Bolloré, CEO, Groupe Renault, commented: “The story of tomorrow’s mobility will be jointly written, with the cooperation of the Alliance with Waymo, as industry leaders, opening new perspectives for driverless mobility services. We believe this partnership will accelerate our commitment to deliver new shared mobility services and benefit the automobile ecosystems by placing us at the forefront of driverless mobility new business streams in our key strategic markets.”

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Martyn Collins

Martyn has 18 years experience as a motoring journalist, working across a wide selection of B2B and consumer titles. A car enthusiast since his early years, Martyn has a particular interest in the latest models and technology and in his spare time enjoys driving his own Minis.