Toyota Shakes Up a Japanese Tradition – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NAGOYA, Japan—Toyota Motor Corp. launched a new Corolla in Japan this year that held a shock for its closely knit Japanese supplier network: a cutting-edge crash prevention system made by a German parts maker.

Until now, Toyota relied on Denso Corp., a major parts maker and key member of its traditional supplier network, but which provided such equipment only in high-end Toyotas. The Corolla’s technology, made by Continental AG, will…

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