5 Japanese automakers join SoftBank-Toyota’s self-driving car JV

The development is significant since it marks an acceleration in the banding of automakers in an industry which is placing growing emphasis on offering vehicle services rather than selling cars to individual drivers. On Friday, five Japanese automakers including Mazda Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp, stated they would be investing 2% of their revenues…

Honda Motor & truckmaker Hino Motors join SoftBank Group’s and Toyota Motor’s joint venture

The development underscores a growing trend of consolidation among communications, automakers and technology companies as they grapple with the massive investment and software expertise required to develop new services for which demand has yet to be tested. On Thursday, Japan’s Honda Motor Co and truckmaker Hino Motors Ltd stated they join a joint venture of…