All Your Auto Operating Systems Are Belong To Japan, Inc.?

In response to similar moves from the European Union, the Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry are joining together with basically every Japanese automaker and major supplier — including Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Denso — to create a unified automotive OS for all automakers from the island nation. They're doing it with the claimed aim of "creating a global standard in the field." But we know once it leaves prototype mode in 2009, the Japanese takeover of the automotive world will be complete — and all your cars brains are belong to the land of the rising sun. Look on the bright side — at least it won't be German. [via The Raw Feed]