Renault-Nissan has picked former Daimler executive Kal Mos to lead the alliance's connected car activities. Mos succeeds Ogi Redzic, a former Nokia executive who was head of connected vehicles and mobility services at alliance since 2016.
VW plans to start offering car-sharing services using full-electric vehicles in German cities next year. The automaker added that the service would be expanded to major cities in Europe, North America and Asia as early as 2020.
Renault and Nissan have given themselves two years to decide on a possible merger between the two automakers or find an alternative mechanism to enhance their partnership, people familiar with the matter said.
Amid persistent speculation about the future of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Chairman Carlos Ghosn told shareholders of Nissan and Mitsubishi that Renault isn't engineering a takeover of its Japanese partners.
Germany's Transport Ministry questioned Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche over how many Mercedes vans and cars need to be fixed to meet emissions rules after the automaker was ordered to recall Vito vans because they breached emissions regulations.
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa dismisses reports that his Japanese carmaker is hammering out full integration with longtime alliance partner Renault, saying "There is no fact to the effect that we are negotiating any merger."