Toyota invests in taxi service Uber and establish leases to car owners who can be paid with revenues from Uber.
Toyota makes the investment in Uber, through its finance company Toyota Financial Service Creation Co. and Mirai Creation Investment.
With cooperation like Toyota see how future services for carpooling can be developed.
The two companies will study and develop new services for car-pooling and car-sharing.
The cooperation will commence during the second half of 2016, initially as a pilot project, says Toyota.
The partnership is one in a series in recent times where the established automakers approaching IT company that develops bildelningstjänster, as GM and now lifting, and VW in the company Gett.