On February 27, 2017, the Renault-Nissan Alliance signed an agreement with Transdev, which is expected to be a great step forward in developing not only the autonomous vehicle itself, but also mobility services it will need in the future. As Renault is planning to use its driverless fleet for private purposes, as well as public transportation, too, this new contract seems to be promising for the Franco-Japanese car-making alliance. Thus, the manufacturers hope to get a modern and effective solution that will allow them to build a developed transportation system with certain useful functions of booking rides. Owners of self-driving cars, as well as taxi services are planned to get an opportunity to monitor the location of their cars that will let them enhance the fleet operation.
The mobile market keeps developing, and the need of driverless vehicles gets more and more obvious, so the partnership is expected to bring a number of handy innovations for the both sides. They also point out the eco-friendliness of these solutions, which will help to develop a truly sustainable society with a new form of transportation and mobile services.
The partnership is going to be advantageous for both Renault-Nissan and Transdev. These two major companies have already become leaders in their industries.
The contract supposes to hold great research activities. Thus, Renault ZOEs will be the vehicles that will be field-tested in Paris. This model of electric cars has already recommended itself as a trusted vehicle that is currently being even more enhanced in order to become a self-driving car. Transdev, in its turn, believes that personalization, autonomous technologies and a well-organized system of connectivity are going to be the aim for the future. The company hopes to breathe in more incentive to their innovative technologies and research through this partnership with Renault-Nissan. The goals are absolutely shared by both companies, which will make their mutual work extremely promising for each of the sides.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance keeps on concluding contracts and searching for new partners in various fields of innovative technologies. Thus, the partnership with Microsoft has already been signed by the alliance, which will allow to build a high-quality global platform for Renault-Nissan’s future self-driving vehicles.