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Toyota, GM and Ford team on autonomous driving standards

New body to expand automakers' influence as tech companies enter industry

A fleet of self-driving Ford Motor cars for Uber Technologies.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Toyota Motor, General Motors and Ford Motor will work together to establish common safety standards for automated driving, the automakers said Wednesday.

The partnership, named the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium, brings together automakers with a combined share of nearly half the U.S. market.

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