Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi lets Google's Android into its dashboardsSept. 18
Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors announced a technology partnership that will make its vehicles among the first to use Google's Android operating system in its dashboards to control navigation, infotainment and apps directly installed in vehicles.
Toyota, Geely in talks about cooperation in hybrid vehicle technologySept. 6
Waymo, Walmart give shoppers a liftJuly 30
Waymo is expanding its early rider program in Arizona to include self-driving rides for everyday tasks such as grocery shopping and hotel stays, taking the next step in acclimating a wary public to autonomous technology.
Audi, Hyundai to cooperate on fuel cell vehiclesJune 20
Audi and Hyundai said they will cooperate on developing fuel cell vehicles. The agreement will give Audi and other brands in the Volkswagen Group access to parts that are based on Hyundai's development of the ix35 Fuel Cell and its successor, the Nexo.
Fiat Chrysler and Waymo may jointly develop fully self-driving carsJune 1
China said to back private investment in state automakersMay 25
China is considering encouraging state-owned automakers to bring in private car manufacturers as investors as it seeks to create an industrial champion to compete with global companies such as Toyota and Volkswagen, Bloomberg reported.
In self-driving car race, Waymo leads traditional automakersMay 8
Execs see partnership perks even as China opens marketApril 30
International auto executives say they are in no rush to shake up their joint ventures with Chinese carmakers, despite Beijing's promise to loosen limitations on foreign investment. Regional bosses for Nissan, Ford and Toyota say they'll stick with partners for now.
Don't bet on widespread breakups of JVs in ChinaApril 23
Ken Garff's pioneering partnership breaks upApril 21
Daimler investor Li Shufu says automakers must talk or face oblivionApril 16
Geely owner Li Shufu, who in February became Daimler's biggest shareholder, said traditional automakers need a business model based more on sharing technology to generate acceptable returns in future.