Renault-Nissan, Transdev To Study Autonomous Vehicles

AutoInformed.com on Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev autonomous vehicles and mobility servicesThe Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev will develop mobility services system for autonomous vehicles. The goal is to study mobility services with fleets of electric autonomous vehicles for public and on-demand transportation. They want a comprehensive, modular transportation system to enable clients to book rides, and mobility operators to monitor and operate self-driving car fleets – in short what every major automaker is pursuing.

Transdev is a developer of autonomous vehicle (AV) services. The company is engaged in a series of pilot AV deployments in multiple countries and is currently operating the world’s first commercial driverless service on EDF’s campus in Civaux, France. Transdev is accelerating the development of its AV operating system working with partners including Vedecom and SystemX.

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.

As with other automakers, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has been forming partnerships to accelerate the development of connected-car technologies and mobility services. These include a partnership with Microsoft to develop a single global platform that will allegedly improve the customer satisfaction by making driving more intuitive and intelligent; and a partnership with Japanese internet company DeNA to begin tests in Japan to develop autonomous vehicles for commercial services.

Transdev is a pioneer in autonomous vehicle (AV) services. The company is engaged in a series of pilot AV deployments in multiple countries and is currently operating the world’s first commercial driverless service on EDF’s campus in Civaux, France. Transdev is accelerating the development of its AV operating system working with leading partners including Vedecom and SystemX.

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