In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation has launched the TOYOTA NEXT Open
Innovation Program. The program seeks to promote joint development of new
services by using new ideas, technologies, and solutions held by various
organizations regardless of scale, as well as by businesses that have
already launched services, which departs from Toyota’s usual practices of
trying to be self-sufficient in terms of development.
Mercedes-Benz recently confirmed plans to produce 10 electric models by
2025 under the new EQ sub-brand. The first of the new electric vehicles is
Generation EQ concept
unveiled at the 2016 Paris auto show.