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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

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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.

Washington

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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