March 3, 2006

GM and Toyota agree to extend advanced technology collaboration

Detroit, Michigan – General Motors and Toyota have agreed to extend their advanced technology collaboration agreement for two more years, with a focus on safety and congestion-related technologies, and industry codes and standards.

The agreement covers information exchange and collaborative research in such areas as well-to-wheels energy usage and emissions, intelligent transportation systems, and “connected vehicle” systems, including vehicle infrastructure integration and vehicle-to-vehicle communications. The agreement also allows for research projects in other areas, should the companies identify them as mutually beneficial.

The collaboration, which began in 1999 and would have expired at the end of this month, will be extended to March 31, 2008.

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