Renault is conducting a test in Paris of an on-demand car service using two autonomous electric vehicles. The French carmaker is also teaming up with driverless-car specialist Waymo to explore the possibility of driverless transportation to and from the main Paris airport.
Volvo Group said its venture capital arm has invested in Israeli automotive cybersecurity specialist Upstream Security. It also announced that it would form a dedicated new business arm for autonomous vehicles.
It’s been less than a year since archrivals BMW and Daimler received the regulatory approvals needed to merge their mobility services into a new jointly owned company and the two German premium car groups are moving steadily ahead with plans to develop revenue streams that can, one day, offset expected declines in traditional new-car sales.
Connectivity, autonomous driving, shared services and electric vehicles will combine to have a major impact on sales, aftersales and service operations in the automotive industry, according to a new study by consultants Deloitte.
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