RENAULT AND NISSAN JOIN WAYMO TO EXPLORE DRIVERLESS MOBILITY SERVICES
Renault and Nissan has signed an Agreement with Waymo to explore all facets of driver less mobility services. Initially they will operate in France and Japan. The agreement is designed in a way that all parties will be able to bring their strengths, expand their ideas and make sure that they reach their desired destination.
This alliance is the first step to develop driver less mobility services operations that can be profitable at the same time. This operation will take place in two countries at first- France and Japan. If they become successful, then their business may expand to other countries in the future.
First of all, let’s talk a bit about Waymo. It’s a self-driving technology company which is on a mission to bring self-driving technology and make it available to all the people around the world.
“This is an ideal opportunity for Waymo to bring our autonomous technology to a global stage, with an innovative partner. 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.”
said John Krafcik (CEO of Waymo)
On the other hand, Nissan Moto, Groupe Renault, and Mitsubishi Motors represent the biggest automotive alliance in the world. In the auto industry, this is probably the most productive cross-cultural partnership. Together, they sold over 10.7 million vehicles in 2018.
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Thierry Bolloré is the chief executive officer of Groupe Renault and he probably had the most valuable statement about the whole agreement as he said
“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 driver less 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 driver less mobility new business streams in our key strategic markets.”