Japan and France to explore cooperation on auto technology


TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and France on Monday said they had agreed to share information and explore deeper cooperation in next-generation auto technology, a move that could also be aimed at repairing the strained alliance between Nissan <7201.T> and Renault <RENA.PA>.

In a statement, Japan’s trade ministry said the two governments had agreed to start talks to bolster possible cooperation in areas such as automated driving, batteries and electric vehicles (EV).

(Reporting by Ritsuko Ando; Writing by David Dolan; editing by David Evans)