December 21, 2016 / 10:14 PM / 8 months ago

BRIEF-Honda, Alphabet's Waymo enter talks on technical collaboration of self-driving automobile technology

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Honda R&D Co Ltd

* Says entering into formal discussions with Alphabet Inc's Waymo to integrate self-driving technology with Honda vehicles

* Says as part of collaboration, Honda could initially provide Waymo with vehicles modified to accommodate Waymo's self-driving technology

* Says if parties agree on formal agreement, Honda R&D engineers in Silicon Valley, Tochigi would work with Waymo engineers in Mountain View, Novi

* Says the vehicles would join Waymo's existing fleet, which are currently being tested across four U.S. cities Source text: bit.ly/2hbbtg4 Further company coverage:

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