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Qualcomm, Nokia demand patent fees from Toyota, Honda and Nissan

48 companies including Sony, NTT join move to seek $15 for each connected car

The demand for patent royalties highlights the competitiveness of IT companies and is likely to lead to higher costs for carmakers hoping to develop next-generation vehicles.

TOKYO -- Forty-eight telecommunications technology makers, including Finland's Nokia, U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm and Japan's NTT, have demanded that Toyota, Honda and Nissan pay them patent fees for components used to connect cars to the internet, Nikkei has learned.

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