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Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu, Toyota and Mazda reach agreement on next-generation vehicle communications

These brands have reached an agreement to jointly develop the technical specifications for the communication devices of next generation vehicles and to promote the common use of communication systems, through connected services that link automobiles with society with the objective to provide greater value, attractiveness and new services, which will be standardized for the provision of better and safer connected services.

Within the CASE field (acronym in English for “connected, autonomous / automated, shared and electric”), which is currently causing major transformations in the automotive industry, rapid advances are being made in the field of connectivity, in relation to the communications and data aspects of technology and business, including cloud services, IoT, big data and artificial intelligence. Each automaker is independently developing vehicle communications devices, and even where the same connected services are provided, such as remote operation functions, each company is taking a different approach to development and implementation. implementation of the main resources.

In response to these circumstances, companies can offer customers better connected and more secure services earlier, positioning the development of vehicle communication devices, which are basic functions of the connected car, as a cooperative domain; positioning the development of applications and services as its own domain; and achieve greater efficiency and accelerate the development of vehicle communication devices. Each brand can focus more on developing applications and services on this common infrastructure through these steps.

At this time, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda, while incorporating their own technologies into the base vehicle communications technologies developed by Toyota, will jointly build next-generation connected vehicle systems with common vehicle-to-vehicle connection specifications. networks and the vehicle communication device center. As a result, by further stabilizing the quality of communication between vehicles and the vehicle’s communication device center, it will be possible to offer better connected services, such as clearer calls between customers and operators, and faster connection speeds. At the same time, this will reduce the development effort of each participating company and simplify the operation of the system and version updates that include new additional functions, thus optimizing resources such as facilities and personnel.

Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu, Toyota and Mazda are open to possible future collaboration with other like-minded partners regarding joint development agreed upon at this time as they continue their efforts to develop services that enrich people’s lives and solve problems for the future. society.

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