Japan government, Toyota, Nissan to step up efforts on intelligent maps: Nikkei

Tokyo (Reuters) - The Japanese government and an auto giant Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. will join in an effort to develop smart cards by 2...


Japan government, Toyota, Nissan to step up efforts on intelligent maps: Nikkei

Tokyo (Reuters) – The Japanese government and an auto giant Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. will join in an effort to develop smart cards by 2018, the Nikkei daily said, as competition heated up technology key for autonomous management to improve.

Japanese automakers, map-up companies, and the government will have to generate standardized smart cards, with plans to integrate driving data collected by the car manufacturers, the paper said yesterday.

would not comment a Toyota spokesman, while Nissan officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

The heart mapping systems provide information on self-drive cars equipped with a street-scan sensors to measure traffic control and road conditions.

German automotive supplier Bosch Friday said it is in talks with a high-definition digital mapping company HERE, research or to take an interest.

Volkswagen’s Audi, Daimler’s Mercedes Benz, BMW and auto parts supplier Continental is also working on technology for autonomous or semi-autonomous cars.

(Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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