Renault-Nissan to partner with Waymo on self-driving cars, report says

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will tie up with Alphabet’s Google to develop autonomous taxis and other services using self-driving vehicles, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

Google’s self-driving car company Waymo will work with the carmakers and announce a plan for the arrangement as early as this spring, the business daily reported.

The partners are considering the joint development of unmanned taxis using Nissan vehicles and a system that handles reservation and payments, Nikkei said.

A spokesman at the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance Nick Twork said the story is based on rumors and speculation.” We have nothing to announce.”

Waymo declined to comment.