Toyota, Isuzu, Hino enter commercial vehicle partnership

Toyota Motor Corporation, Isuzu Motors Limited and Hino Motors have announced a new partnership to combine Toyota’s CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric) technologies with the commercial vehicle foundations cultivated by Isuzu and Hino.

Specifically, the three companies plan to collaborate on the development of battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles, autonomous driving technologies, and electronic platforms centred on the domain of small commercial-purpose trucks. While working on these electric vehicles, they also plan to advance infrastructure coordinated societal implementation by introducing hydrogen-based trucks in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture.

The three companies aim to accelerate the dissemination of CASE technologies and services, help address difficulties facing the transportation industry, and help achieve a carbon-neutral society. Through the new connected technology platform, they intend to provide various logistics solutions that will help improve commercial vehicle transportation efficiency.

To promote their partnership, the companies have established a new company called the Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation.

Outline of new company

Name: Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation

Location: 1-4-18 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Capital structure: Toyota 80 per cent, Isuzu 10 per cent, Hino 10 per cent

Representative Director: Hiroki Nakjima, president (President of Toyota Motor Corporation’s in-house CV company).

Start of operations: 1 April 2021

Principle line of business: Planning CASE technologies and services for commercial vehicles

Source: Toyota | Isuzu, Hino, Toyota to Accelerate CASE Response Through Commercial Vehicle Partnership

1 April 2021

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