Renault and Waymo eye autonomous service in Paris
Renault and Waymo are considering an autonomous mobility service between the Paris business district of La Défense (pictured, at sunset) and Charles de Gaulle Airport at Roissy, outside Paris. If approved, the Waymo Driver service – which would target both corporate and private travellers – should be in operation in time for the Paris Olympic Games of 2024.
The planned cooperation is a result of the exclusivity deal between Renault/Nissan and Waymo for delivering autonomous mobility services in France and Japan. It is supported by the Paris Region, which is investing €100 million in autonomous-vehicle infrastructure.
It's not Renault's first foray into autonomous mobility. The OEM is already participating in EVRA, an autonomous-vehicle project supported by the French government, with pilots in electric and autonomous on-demand mobility in Rouen and on the Paris-Saclay urban campus.