Suzuki and TIER IV Boost Mobility

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TIER IV and Suzuki have joined forces in a capital and business alliance to enhance regional mobility through advanced autonomous driving technology. This partnership merges TIER IV’s open-source software with Suzuki’s manufacturing prowess to develop innovative mobility solutions.

Key Highlights:

  • Alliance Goal: Accelerate development and commercialization of autonomous driving technology.
  • TIER IV’s Contribution: Provides scalable software platforms using Autoware.
  • Suzuki’s Role: Integrates autonomous technology in regional mobility services.
  • Target Regions: Focus on areas with diminishing traditional public transportation.

Combining TIER IV’s scalable software platforms with Suzuki’s manufacturing expertise, rooted in its ethos of “Smaller, Fewer, Lighter, Shorter, and Beauty,” the partnership seeks to create innovative mobility services. These services aim to address the growing need for more accessible and efficient regional mobility solutions.

TIER IV leads the initiative in open-source software with Autoware, fostering the development of autonomous driving technology across the industry. By leveraging Autoware, TIER IV provides scalable software platforms and solutions with a global network of partners, driving the rollout of intelligent vehicles that benefit society.

Suzuki, adhering to its motto to “Develop products of superior value by focusing on the customer,” strives to integrate into everyday life as an infrastructure-oriented company. In Hamamatsu City, Suzuki is pioneering smart mobility services using autonomous driving technology, specifically targeting regions where traditional public transportation services are declining.

Together, TIER IV and Suzuki are committed to accelerating the development of critical autonomous driving technology, aiming to transform regional mobility solutions to meet the needs of individuals and society.


TIER IV stands at the forefront of deep tech innovation, pioneering Autoware, the world’s first open-source software for autonomous driving, to empower intelligent vehicles worldwide. Harnessing Autoware, TIER IV builds scalable platforms and delivers comprehensive solutions across software development, vehicle manufacturing, and service operations. As a founding member of the Autoware Foundation, TIER IV’s commitment to open-source software enables individuals and organizations to thrive within the evolving technology for autonomous driving, reshaping the future of intelligent vehicles.

About Suzuki Motor Corporation

Suzuki Motor Corporation, a leading Japanese carmaker and global motorcycle manufacturer, also produces outboard motors for boats and motorized wheelchairs. Founded in 1920, Suzuki builds its lineup through numerous subsidiaries and joint ventures outside Japan. The company is headquartered in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, with Toshihiro Suzuki as its President.

Website: Suzuki Motor Corporation

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