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Toyota expands self-driving alliance ahead of Google's Waymo

Automaker opens up core system to others

Toyota unveils the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)
Toyota unveils the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

LAS VEGAS, U.S. -- Toyota Motor's move to sell its automated driving system to other companies reflects its pressing desire to set de facto industry standards in a showdown with Google-affiliated rival Waymo.

Toyota would offer the industry its Guardian driver assist system, which is still under development, the automaker announced at the CES trade show here Monday. It is an unusual step to open up unfinished core technologies.

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