General Motors and Toyota Motor Corp. may take another stab at joint research.
Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe told the Associated Press that the two auto giants are hammering out final details of an agreement to cooperate on fuel cell research. It would expand an existing accord on hybrid powertrain research. Fuel cells use hydrogen fuel to make electricity.
But the two companies have not had great success in turning that written accord into cooperation. Privately, researchers from both companies complain that the other side keeps its best work under wraps.