April 13, 2018 / 9:54 AM / a year ago

Volkswagen open to alliances in areas like autonomous driving

Herbert Diess, Volkswagen's new CEO poses after a news conference at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) new Chief Executive Herbert Diess on Friday said the car and truck maker is open to alliances in areas like self-driving cars.

Speaking in Wolfsburg, Germany, at his first news conference since being appointed CEO on Thursday, Herbert Diess said: “I would not rule out further partnerships. Autonomous driving requires immense investments.”

Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Writing by Edward Taylor; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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