Renault-Nissan Alliance may build driverless cars with Waymo

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The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance (RNM) could be set to partner with Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo to build and develop self-driving robocars, reports suggest.

In articles published by Bloomberg and Nikkei, it is reported that the car group is in “advanced talks” with the Google spin-off whose technology might be made available to the world’s largest automotive alliance to build driverless taxis and for its 10 major car brands.

Waymo has previously announced deals with Fiat Chrysler and Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover, with the latter providing autonomous technology to its all-electric I-Pace.

The move to partner with RNM would make Waymo a dominant player in the self-driving market due to the large number of vehicles its technology is used in.

According to the reports, a confirmed announcement is expected as early as the spring, however at this moment both RNM and Waymo are declining to comment on the rumors and are calling it “speculation”.

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