Renault-Nissan teams with Waymo in France and Japanby Justin King
The companies will offer self-driving taxi and delivery services.
The Renault- Nissan- Mitsubishi alliance has teamed with Waymo to launch self-driving services in France and Japan.
The companies have entered an exclusive agreement that will explore commercial, legal, and regulatory issues related to transportation-as-a-service products in both countries, including Waymo's driverless taxi and delivery products.
"This is an ideal opportunity for Waymo to bring our autonomous technology to a global stage, with an innovative partner," said Waymo chief John Krafcik. "With the Alliance's international reach and scale, our Waymo Driver can deliver transformational mobility solutions to safely serve riders and commercial deliveries in France, Japan, and other countries."
The companies appear open to spreading the technology across the globe, "excluding China," and will use the automakers' portfolio of passenger and light commercial vehicles.