Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi seek robotaxi deals with tech companies

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors are lining up partners for their push into shared driverless robotaxis.
The alliance plans to unveil names in coming months, said Ogi Redzic, a senior vice president overseeing about 1,000 employees developing connectivity services for the group.
The three automakers want to work with technology companies that are already experimenting with self-driving cars, he said — for example, Google and Uber Technologies.
“Tech companies aren’t going to build and sell cars to our current customers,” said Redzic, a former Nokia executive. For them, autonomous technology enables and enhances their main businesses, he said. “We envision that partnerships are possible.”