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Toyota, NTT partnering on autonomous cars

Japanese duo to tap 5G tech to improve safety

A self-driving test car Toyota Motor revealed March 3.

NAGOYA -- Toyota Motor will collaborate with Nippon Telegraph & Telephone on high-speed wireless technology in a push to commercialize even safer self-driving vehicles.

The two companies will jointly develop technology for connected cars utilizing fifth-generation signals, with the initiative to include big-data analysis and artificial intelligence applications. The duo plan to announce the partnership later this month, marking the first time Japanese auto manufacturing and telecom giants have collaborated on 5G.

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