Toyota Group companies Denso, Aisin forming self-driving tech group
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Group companies will form a joint-venture to develop self-driving technology, according to Japan's Nikkei. By working together, the companies would reportedly be able to develop "integrated packages of self-driving systems" for future vehicles. Those "packages" would combine steering, braking and acceleration control with artificial intelligence technology.
The joint venture is said to include Jtekt, Advics, Aisin Seiki and Denso, with the latter holding the majority stake. Nikkei reports that in addition to supplying components to Toyota, the joint venture would hope to sell its self-driving technologies to other automakers around the world. The joint venture could be established by the end of this year.