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Tokyo - Toyota Motor Corporation said it will collaborate with Japan’s taxi association and emphasized its 80-year history of working with the industry, weeks after the group excoriated the automaker’s alliance with Uber Technologies.

The Japan Federation of Hire-Taxi Associations and Toyota will establish a task force that regularly meets on items including experimentation with automated driving technology, the car maker said in a statement on Friday.

Toyota has a next-generation taxi model that will be made available to Japan cab drivers starting next year.

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