Waymo has already worked with the likes of Fiat Chrysler and Jaguar Land Rover on self-driving cars and is now said to be in talks about a potential partnership with the powerful Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. According to reports Waymo, a division of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is in the “final phase” of talks with this alliance for a partnership on self-driving cars.
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is quite powerful. Its global sales crossed 10.8 million automobiles last year so it can prove to be a resourceful partner for Waymo, a company that’s looking to put self-driving vehicles on the road for its autonomous taxi service.
There aren’t a lot of details available right now about what this partnership will set out to achieve. The report mentions that the work may involve developing a fleet of self-driving taxis that use Nissan’s vehicles and a system that can handle bookings and payments for the taxi service.
Such a partnership would prove to be beneficial for all parties involved. Waymo would get access to markets where Fiat Chrysler and Jaguar Land Rover don’t have a strong presence. Companies in the alliance will not have to start from scratch for their own self-driving vehicles. Neither party has officially confirmed a partnership at this point in time.