Japan plans for automated vehicular traffic by 2020

by Gavril Mankoo

In the near future, Japan could very well pioneer automated driving systems that the world expects to rely on years from now. Recently, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan set about drawing plans for an automated driving system for the future and is currently discussing the responsibility in the case of an accident given the fact that a person in a driver’s seat of an automated vehicle cannot be judged as a driver. The discussion is one of the many arguments that have been keeping automated vehicles off city streets all along and if all settles and sorts out well enough, Japan could pretty much lead the way in automated-vehicular traffic where commuters are required to lean back and enjoy a stress-free ride!

[JDG]

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