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    Toyota, Suzuki explore business partnership


    Toyoda (left) and Suzuki say it's early days in their cooperation talks  (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor and Suzuki, citing the major changes faced by the global auto industry and the need to bundle industry-wide R&D resources, said they are exploring a business partnership. The two automakers provided little ...


    Toyota mulls using open-source version of Ford's AppLink


    Ford's Sync 3 is based on the company's Applink software (Photo: Ford Motor) Toyota said it may use an open-source version of Ford Motor's AppLink connectivity system to speed up development of its connected in-car infotainment systems. “The in-car app market is quickly evolving," Shigeki Terashi, a Toyota senior ...

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    BMW, Toyota sign binding cooperation agreements


    Toyota's Toyoda (left) and BMW's Reithofer agreed in 2012 already to intensify cooperation (Photo: BMW) Germany's BMW and Japan's Toyota have signed binding agreements that underscore the long-term nature of their cooperation in the field of sustainable mobility. The two car groups already agreed in June 2012 that they ...

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    Toyota, BMW broaden pact and may build joint sports car


    Toyota’s Toyoda (left) and BMW’s Reithofer agree to step up cooperation (Photo: BMW) Toyota and BMW last week said they plan to broaden their cooperation in technologies that will help define the cars of tomorrow. The two automakers said they will explore cooperation possibilities in the areas of powertrain electrification, ...

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    GM, LG sign agreement to jointly develop electric vehicles


    GM CEO Dan Akerson (left) and LG Corp President Juno Cho sign an agreement on future EV cooperation (Photo: GM) General Motors, eager to strengthen its position in the growing new-mobility race, said it will cooperate withKorea's LG Group to jointly design and engineer future electric vehicles. The US carmaker ...

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    Ford, Toyota to jointly develop hybrid systems


    Ford and Toyota’s hybrid cooperation is part of a global trend Ford Motor and Toyota said they will jointly develop an advanced hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs that will arrive later this decade. The announcement by the two companies continues a trend toward more targeted cooperation pacts between ...

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    German companies join forces to improve electronic components


    The number of microprocessors in cars is growing exponentially (Photo: Infineon) Six German auto-industry players have joined forces to improve the robustness of electronics components. The technology cooperation, which is called RESCAR 2.0, groups automakers Audi and BMW, automotive supplier Robert Bosch and semiconductor maker Infineon and researchers from two ...

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    Microsoft to help Toyota build global cloud platform by 2015


    Microsoft is keen to partner with the world’s biggest automaker (Illustration: Microsoft) Toyota aims to build a "complete global cloud platform by 2015" and it is soliciting Microsoft's help to get there. The Japanese carmaker and the US-based software giant announced Thursday that they plan to jointly build a global ...