The auto-alliance Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi is working with Google to develop self-driving taxis. This is reported by the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei Asian Review. The companies are currently going through the latest details of the deal, which is expected to be announced in the spring.
The automakers will work together with Google sister company Waymo, which develops technology for self-driving cars. At the end of last year, Waymo’s self-driving taxi service started in Phoenix, Arizona. The cars without a driver have already driven millions of miles on American roads.
The collaboration connects important players on the car market. With Google Maps, Google has important infrastructure for self-driving cars. On the other hand, the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance is a major player in the electric car market with a strong presence in Asia.
Google has previously signed similar deals with Fiat Chrysler and Jaguar Land Rover. The company was already working with Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi to incorporate the Android system of the American tech giant into the dashboards.