Honda, Alphabet’s Waymo in talks over self-driving technology

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Alexandria Sage, reporting for Reuters;

Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it had entered into formal talks with Alphabet Inc’s new self-driving division Waymo to add self-driving technology to its vehicles, marking the second potential customer for the automation software.

The move comes just one week after Google spun off its self-driving unit into its own company named “Waymo” with a mandate to strike partnerships with automakers and others and commercialize the research it has been developing for over seven years.

It looks like Honda’s self-driving car initiative is not making significant progress, which is why they would rather partner with Waymo than develop their own autonomous driving technology.

Last modified: December 22, 2016

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