Tesla & Panasonic end partnership on solar cells production

On Wednesday, Japanese news daily the Nikkei reported that Tesla and Panasonic are ending their partnership to produce solar cells following the Japanese electronics company ramping up efforts to divest unprofitable businesses. The development comes in the wake of Tesla diversifying away from Panasonic as its sole battery supplier for electronic vehicles after it brought…

Vodafone Group PLC exits Facebook’s Libra crypto currency project

In a statement, Facebook’s Libra Association said, Britain’s Vodafone Group PLC has left its global digital currency initiative. In recent months, Facebook’s digital currency has seen an exodus of its backers midst increased regulatory scrutiny, including financial companies such as Mastercard Inc and Paypal Holdings Inc. In June 2019, Facebook had announced a plan to…

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi form new R&D-focussed alliance

According to a report from Japan’s Kyodo News, Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp have agreed to form a new company focused on research and development of advanced automotive technologies. The trio’s new alliance will announce concrete plans in January 2020, reported Kyodo citing sources familiar with the matter. This new strategic…

Renaul-Nissan-Mitsubishi reboots alliance eyeing emerging electric vehicle market

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi plan on appointing a general secretary at the helm of their alliance in order to reboot the partnership and boost operations. Renault is in the process of repairing its relationship with its Japanese partners following allegations of financial misconduct its earlier chairman. “This alliance executive will be key for coordinating and…

Vodafone extends tech partnership with Ryanair

On Wednesday, Vodafone stated it has secured a seven-year technology partnership with Ryanair to handle services including online booking, in-flight transactions, and passenger boarding for the low cost Irish airline in Europe. In a statement both companies stated they had extended an existing partnership for Vodafone Business to support 300 Ryanair sites and around 153…

French carmaker enters into a joint venture with China’s Jiangling Motors Corporation Group

Renault move is aimed at tapping China’s growing electric vehicles market. In a deal which sees French carmaker Renault taking a 50% stake, the carmaker has formed a joint venture partnership with China’s Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) to target the Chinese electric vehicles (EV) market. In a statement Renault said, it would increase its…

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FCA partners with silicon valley startup Aurora for creating autonomous platforms

Tech companies are increasing going up the value chain for automakers. This partnership is the latest example of this strategic tie-up. In a development that marks the latest collaboration between Silicon Valley and automakers, Aurora, a self-driving car software startup stated it will be partnering with Fiat Chrysler to build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles.…