The Japanese automaker announced atCES 2020 an ambitious plan to build a metropolis to check its self-driving and smart know-how as well as robotic-assisted living. In August 2018, Elon Musk introduced the upcoming release of Autopilot Hardware 3.
Model X and Model S vehicles geared up with Autopilot Hardware 3 went into production in March 2019. The system features custom chips manufactured by Tesla, changing the Nvidia Drive platform.
In 2018, they introduced a multi-year deal with Google to put Android-powered infotainment techniques in their automobiles, with the rollout to commence in 2021. In June 2019, the Google/Renault-Nissan relationship deepened with the announcement of a deal to convey driverless automobiles and vans to France and Japan. Nissan expanded the scope of its initiatives in 2016, with plans to test single-lane autonomous driving in Japan, as well as a wider vary of experiments from its Future Lab mobility analysis middle.
As a part of the deal, Toyota took a stake value $96B yen in Suzuki, while Suzuki invested $48B yen in Toyota. Toyota has notably reversed from its 2014 claims that it will not develop a driverless automotive on public security grounds.
The acquisition embroiled Uber in authorized controversy, with Waymo alleging that staff stole confidential information regarding its proprietary LiDAR sensors. In August 2019, Toyota inked a partnership with Suzuki to work on autonomous vehicle tech.