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Toyota to launch own operating system, vying with Tesla and VW

Japanese automaker looks to set industry standard with open platform

Toyota plans to put the Arene operating system at the core of software powering vehicles by 2025. (Photo by Takashi Uema)

TOKYO/NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor plans to develop its own automotive software platform by 2025 that handles everything from basic functions to advanced applications like autonomous driving, Nikkei has learned. 

With the Arene operating system, the Japanese automaker will join rivals such as Tesla and Volkswagen, as well as tech companies, in the competition to set the standards for the software powering the next generation of vehicles.

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