Toyota is teaming up with Intel, and an assortment of tech and automotive firms, to develop an ecosystem for connected cars.
By sharing self-driving vehicle data, the companies aim to develop maps and improved driver assistance systems based on cloud computing. Rounding out the alliance (dubbed the "Automotive Edge Computing Consortium") will be Ericsson, Japanese auto parts-maker Denso Corp, and telecoms firm NTT DoCoMo.
Alphabet's Waymo, and GM, are buddying up with Lyft. Renault is cozying up to Nissan. And China's search giant Baidu is targeting almost everyone. And that's just a smattering of the team-ups currently taking place. Toyota itself also recently hooked up with Nissan to build a US assembly plant for EVs and self-driving cars.
It's estimated the data volume between vehicles and the cloud will reach 10 exabytes per month by 2025, said Toyota.