Breaking into new markets can be hard, so it helps partner with a group that has experience in these new markets -- it's important to play to the crowd, after all.
Waymo is looking for new places to put its tech, and it's leaning on help from the Renault Nissan Alliance to help it get there.
Waymo announced on Thursday that it has entered into a partnership with the Renault Nissan Alliance.
The goal of the partnership is to look at driverless mobility options for passengers and cargo in both France and Japan, the Alliance's home markets.
The first step in this partnership will be figuring out the regulatory and commercial hurdles required to launch such services in those locations.
"This is an ideal opportunity for Waymo to bring our autonomous technology to a global stage, with an innovative partner," said John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, in a statement.