Waymo groups up with Renault Nissan for international self-driving automotive mission

Alphabet Inc. subsidiary, Waymo, has introduced a brand new partnership with Renault and Nissan to discover driverless mobility companies for passengers and deliveries around the globe. The deal is a landmark one for Waymo, confirming its international ambitions for self-driving automobiles.

The purpose of the unique partnership, made on behalf of The Alliance of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, is initially to analysis business, authorized, and regulatory points associated to transportation-as-a-service in France and Japan, with a view to creating long-term driverless options with the world’s largest automaker.

Waymo seems to be altering its technique considerably. This is the primary deal the corporate has introduced with an automaker. It has beforehand been shopping for vehicles such because the Jaguar I-PACE, to retrofit its autonomous expertise.

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The new companions. / © Waymo

John Krafcik, Waymo CEO, stated: “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.”

Waymo said within the press launch that the self-driving expertise firm was constructing the world’s most skilled driver with greater than 10 million miles on public roads. As a part of the deal, Groupe Renault and Nissan will create three way partnership Alliance-focused corporations in France and Japan devoted to driverless mobility companies.

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Waymo has been testing driverless vehicles for a while now. / © Waymo

Thierry Bolloré, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Renault, stated: “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.”

Hiroto Saikawa, President and CEO Nissan Motor Co., added: “As we continue our work through the mid-term plan – Nissan M.O.V.E 2022 – to evolve our business to meet changing consumer behavior, Nissan aims to be an early provider of driverless mobility service. Our expertise in the global automotive industry and expertise in strategic partnership will enable us to explore opportunities to grow our portfolio and deliver new value to customers with Waymo, the recognized leader in this space.”

What do you consider the brand new partnership? Autonomous automobiles are getting nearer and nearer, are you prepared?