The carmakers Renault and Nissan said together Friday they would roll out more than 10 vehicles with self-driving technology over the next five years.
The alliance of the French and Japanese carmakers will install the technology on “mainstream, mass-market cars at affordable prices” to be sold in the United States, Europe, China and Japan, it said.
The Renault-Nissan alliance plans to introduce cars with technology that enables them to operate autonomously in single lanes on expressways in 2016.
The group also expects to launch vehicles that can change lanes on expressways in 2018, and aims to introduce car models with the capability to navigate city intersections and heavy urban traffic without drivers by 2020.
The chairman and chief executive of the group, Carlos Ghosn, said the alliance was “deeply committed to the twin goals of ‘zero emissions and zero fatalities’.”