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Toyota Selects IBM

June 27, 2014

IBM has been selected by Toyota Motor Corp. to build and design a new application development platform that will foster the creation of in-car services.

In a release, the Company noted that the project is part of Toyota's new telematics service, called T-Connect.

Toyota and IBM will work together to create an onboard devices and application development environment for Toyota Open Vehicle Architecture.

"As the industry continues to move toward bringing fully connected vehicles to market, new requirements for leveraging innovations in technologies like mobile continue to emerge," said Dirk Wollschlager, general manager, Global Automotive Industry, IBM. "The connected vehicle transformation will require collaboration across disciplines. We are proud to start on that path with Toyota and nurture the power of its thriving ecosystem."

The platform will also offer a Software Development Kit for developers of onboard device applications.

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