Eine gute Übersicht über einige der größeren Kooperationen auf CNBC: „From Ford to Volkswagen, rivals become frenemies to share the cost of building self-driving cars„:
Ford this week announced plans to expand its work with Mahindra Group, one of India’s largest car companies, to find ways to collaborate on advanced powertrains, connected car technologies and even new vehicles.
The new agreement comes as the auto industry rumor mill buzzes with reports of a possible new partnership between Ford and Volkswagen. Meanwhile, the No. 2 automaker’s cross-town rival, General Motors, this past month announced a tie-up of its own to an erstwhile rival, Honda which is planning to invest $2.75 billion over the next decade on the joint development of autonomous vehicles.
Nicht nur Geld auch Manpower wird bei den vielen Herausforderungen knapp:
„There are so many demands on automakers these days for plug-in hybrids, fully electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, semi-autonomous vehicles,“ Lutz told CNBC earlier this month. „There is not enough engineering manpower to go around.“
Die Tech-Angreifer mischen natürlich auch mit:
Japan’s Softbank, for one, announced its own, $2.25 billion investment in GM’s Cruise subsidiary last May. Google signed on with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance in May to develop the group’s new infotainment system, which is expected to integrate some Google Home capabilities.
Dazu passt natürlich auch das erste Joint Venture von Geely umd Daimler.
Chinese automaker Geely and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler have formed a 50-50 joint venture to offer various mobility services in China, starting with a ride-hailing service.
Mutige Sache nachdem Didi bereits Uber aus China verdrängt und 90% des Marktes inne hat..