Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, Oct. 4 (Reporter Qian Zheng, Ma Cao Ran) Japan Honda announced recently that Honda Technological Research Industrial Co. and General Motors Corp. of the United States have reached an agreement on cooperation in the development of driverless vehicles for the "carpool" service.
Honda said in a statement Wednesday that it will invest $750 million in advance to GM's Cruise, a driverless car company, and about $2 billion over the next 12 years.
Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt said in a statement that the partnership with Honda will help produce highly designed and efficient unmanned "carpool" service vehicles.
Japanese media analysis pointed out that GM has been in the forefront of new technologies such as unmanned driving, and plans to push the 4th class unmanned vehicle into the practical phase in 2019, and Honda started late in this regard.
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