PARIS – When Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. announced Sept. 9 they would work together on electronic standards for future automotive architectures, it sent a shock wave through Europe, where hundreds of people have been assigned by their companies to work with Autosar, a group with a similar mission. Because both Toyota and Nissan are members of Autosar, it looked as if a spin-off, rival organization or Japanese insiders' clique was being formed. Goal is for auto ...

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