Two years ago, Honda and General Motors teamed up to develop a core system for fuel cell technologies. Both companies are planning to utilise the system in their own products by 2020. The Japanese brand itself, meanwhile, already has the Honda FCV (above) ready for a planned rollout in March 2016.

Now, Honda is considering to expand its partnership with General Motors further. Honda president, Takahiro Hachigo told Nikkei Asian Review that, “the fuel cell partnership has gone extremely well. We want to consider expanding it to include self-driving technology, information technology, and electrification.”

Should the partnership be widened, both carmakers could jointly develop into areas involving sensors and control technology, where their combined resources can result in a shorter development period and lower costs. Building on each other’s strengths, Honda’s know-how on hybrid technology would complement GM’s advanced self-driving car technology to create competitive eco-cars packed with safety features.