PARIS – Patrick Pelata, Renault’s chief operating officer until the 2011 false spy scandal, has quit the French auto maker and will take a top job with a California company in September. Pelata has been developing strategy for the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s connected car of the future and, given California’s reputation, he likely is headed to a software company that would like to have a prominent role in that future. Pelata was Carlos Ghosn’s No.2 man at ...

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