TOKYO, JAPAN - January 6, 2017 - DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) announced today that the company and ZMP Inc. have decided to dissolve their business alliance for their autonomous driving project.
Since DeNA and ZMP established a joint venture, Robot Taxi Inc., in May 2015, they have jointly conducted various field tests and demonstrations to develop a mobility service that uses autonomous driving technologies.
The decision follows a careful discussion between the two companies regarding their differences in Robot Taxi's objectives. DeNA and ZMP have agreed it is in the best interest of both parties to pursue separate projects.
DeNA and ZMP plan to discuss the future of the Robot Taxi joint venture.