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Denso, NEC team up on autonomous driving

Part of flurry of cross-industry partnerships to develop next-generation cars

Denso's autonomous driving simulator.

TOKYO -- Automobile parts maker Denso has agreed to a comprehensive partnership with tech company NEC to jointly develop components for use in self-driving vehicles.

The heads of the two Japanese groups shook hands on the deal this week. It will be formally announced early next week. This will mark the first time Denso has collaborated with a technology company on a host of core applications ranging from onboard software to security measures. The NEC group will provide researchers and assist in creating a joint development structure.

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