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Carmakers want the tech without its patent wars

Competitors band together to jointly license technology, use non-proprietary software and buy patents

Car manufacturers, having learnt from the smartphone wars, have ramped up their patent applications as they prepare to revolutionise their vehicles and turn them into app-laden computers on wheels.


AS carmakers turn their vehicles into app-laden computers on wheels, there is one habit they do not want to acquire from Silicon Valley: fighting over patents in court.

Manufacturers from BMW AG to Hyundai Motor Co to Ford Motor Co are trying to learn from the smartphone...

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