Can Toyota-Suzuki capital tie-up lead to boosting competitive edge?
Formations of alliances between carmakers have been expanding further. Auto manufacturers are struggling for survival in an industry that has been undergoing radical change due to the accelerated development of next-generation technologies. They are being put to the test over the results of their strategies.
Toyota, Suzuki announce capital tie-up
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to form a capital tie-up with Suzuki Motor Corp., the companies announced Wednesday. The two companies will use the capital base as an opportunity to conduct joint research on autonomous driving technologies.
Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
When athletes and organizers descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games they’ll be ferried around in autonomous cars, while torch relay runners will be accompanied by vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence. Robots will ferry javelins and hammers.
Japan joins race to make flying cars
Japan is making a push to develop flying cars, enlisting companies including Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbus SE to join a public-private panel tasked with making airborne vehicles a Japanese reality in the next decade, people familiar with the matter say.