Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. plans to launch its own operating system in 2025. According to a Reuters report, Monday, January 3, 2022, this operating system or software is said to be capable of handling advanced operations such as autonomous driving systems.
Software is playing an increasing role in vehicles, from managing electric motors and batteries to supporting functions such as autonomous driving, entertainment and navigation.
Toyota Arene's automotive software platform will compete with German rivals Volkswagen and Daimler. Volkswagen is working on the ‘VW.OS' software and Daimler plans to launch the ‘Mercedes-Benz Operating System' on its cars by 2024.
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The Japanese automaker aims to put the operating system in its own vehicles by 2025. “This operating system is also planned to be used in Subaru affiliated models in the future,” Nikkei said.
Toyota is considering licensing models to make the Arene available to other automakers and companies working on electric or self-driving cars, the report added.