Renault-Nissan to develop self-driving vehicles booking system

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have agreed to jointly explore the development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation.

The companies have signed a research contract to develop a comprehensive, modular transportation system to enable clients to book rides, and mobility operators to monitor and operate self-driving car fleets.

The research will initially include field tests in Paris-Saclay with Renault ZOEs, the leading electric vehicle in Europe, and Transdev’s on-demand dispatch, supervision and routing platform.

Transdev said the future of mobility will be P.A.C.E. – Personalized, Autonomous, Connected and Electric.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has been forming partnerships to accelerate the development of advanced connected-car technologies and mobility services.

These include a partnership with Microsoft to develop a single global platform that will improve the customer experience by making driving more intuitive, intelligent and fun; and a partnership with Japanese internet company DeNA to begin tests in Japan to develop driverless vehicles for commercial services.