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January 30, 2019

MarkLines Announces Agreement with VSI Labs (USA)

MarkLines Co., Ltd.

MarkLines Co.,Ltd. announced today that it has reached an agreement to become a research partner with Vision Systems Intelligence, LLC. (VSI Labs). Under this agreement VSI Labs will provide technology research and insight on Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technologies to the Automotive Information platform of MarkLines. VSI Labs is known for its technical insight on the components, systems and software trends used for AV systems.

Makoto Sakai, founder and CEO of MarkLines, commented that "We are honored to be partnering with VSI Labs and expect to benefit from their deep knowledge of autonomous vehicle technologies to provide enhanced content to our automotive industry portal ( customers and look forward to assisting VSI Labs to gain greater market recognition in Japan.”

“We are thrilled to have a partnership with MarkLines which provides the industry’s leading Automotive Information Platform for key OEMs and automotive suppliers,” said Phil Magney, founder and principal advisor of VSI Labs. “We look forward to working with MarkLines and support their customers by providing our deep insight and analysis on the enabling technologies used for active safety and automated driving.”


About VSI Labs

Company name Vision Systems Intelligence, LLC.
Year Established 2014
Representative Phil Magney
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Business Provides a research service and online portal service specific to the autonomous driving industry. It also provides vehicle testing that uses its own vehicles, as well as engineering services.


For Press inquiries:
 Uchida, Ishikawa
 Administration Department, MarkLines Co., Ltd.


 MarkLines Co., Ltd. (Security code: 3901, TSE ; headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo) provides services on MarkLines Automotive Industry Portal, which is a one-stop B2B online information service for the automotive industry. MarkLines provides two kinds of services: research tools and marketing tools. MarkLines’ research tools provide online information on global vehicle production, sales volume, latest technologies and parts suppliers. MarkLines’ marketing tools promote a customer’s products, technologies and services to its members. MarkLines’ services are currently used by over 2,900 companies which are in the automotive supply chain. Members include various OEMs and parts and material suppliers around the world. More information on our services can be found at