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Mazda, Toyota and Denso join new cost-cutting auto design alliance

Smaller parts makers to adopt digital modeling as EV competition heats up

Mazda Motor's Skyactiv-X engine: The automaker was an industry leader in Japan in adopting model-based development.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- In a bid to accelerate development and cut costs, 10 Japanese automakers and major parts suppliers said Friday they will standardize the way they design vehicles.

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