British chipmaker Arm joins forces with Toyota and GM to power driverless cars

British chipmaker Arm joins forces with Toyota and GM to power driverless cars

An Arm processer Credit: Arm/Bloomberg

One of Britain’s biggest tech companies has sought to position itself at the centre of the driverless car revolution, forging an alliance to develop the supercomputers that will sit inside the vehicles.

Arm, the Cambridge-based microchip designer formerly known as Arm Holdings, said on Tuesday that it had enlisted companies including Toyota, General Motors and Bosch to collaborate on car computers.

Arm’s designs are used in billions of the world’s smartphones but the company is searching for new markets after the Japanese giant SoftBank bought it for £24bn in 2016 .

The deal was the biggest ever purchase of a British tech company and Arm has been tasked with delivering SoftBank chief Masayoshi…

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