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Nissan-Renault alliance teams up with Waymo on self-driving vehicles

Partners will look into the launch of services in Japan and France

Waymo has more experience on testing self-driving vehicles on California roads than any other developer. (Photo courtesy of Waymo)

TOKYO -- The Nissan Motor-Renault alliance has partnered with American autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to explore offering self-driving transportation services in Japan and France.

The trio have signed an exclusive agreement to look into the details of services encompassing both passenger and freight transport, and Nissan and Renault will form joint ventures in both countries as part of the effort. Mitsubishi Motors, the third member of the Nissan-Renault alliance, will not initially be involved in the Waymo project but may participate later.

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