Thursday 4th June 2020

Toyota Group allies with Uhuru in automotive Internet of Things

Published on May 8th, 2020

Tokyo-based Toyoda Gosei, a Toyota Group company using its core technologies to pioneer new businesses and develop new automotive products for CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric) technologies, is collaborating in the Internet of Things (IoT) with Uhuru.

Since its founding, Uhuru has worked on numerous projects in the cloud computing realm. In 2014 Uhuru ventured into the Internet of Things (IoT), which connects the cloud and data from edge devices. Uhuru has implemented around 100 IoT projects using enebular, the company’s proprietary product offering comprehensive support for creating IoT products and services.

Toyoda Gosei specialises in rubber and plastic, developing and manufacturing automotive parts and other products. One of the main activities of its middle and long-term business plan is “Venture into innovation, new mobility”.

Now Toyoda Gosei, with its technologies such as e-Rubber (an innovative material that moves when voltage is applied), and Uhuru, with its knowledge and intellectual property in IoT, artificial intelligence (AI) and data business, have joined forces to create new solutions and services in preparation for the coming CASE and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) era. The two companies will also carry out joint business based on a new profit model and further enhance their businesses.

In 2019 Toyoda Gosei also started working in corporate venture capital (CVC) to the tune of three billion yen and is enhancing collaboration with venture companies and universities.

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