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2020 Olympics fuel race to monetize autonomous driving

Business Jan 5, 2020

2020 Olympics fuel race to monetize autonomous driving

One day in December, a self-driving bus in Gunma completed an 18-km run from Maebashi to Shibukawa and back, dropping fare-paying passengers off at designated stops and navigating public roads. The driver, who got the bus humming with the push of a button, stayed behind ...

Robot-maker ZMP targets tractors, taxis and carts for elderly

Business / Tech Jan 5, 2020

Robot-maker ZMP targets tractors, taxis and carts for elderly

Robot-maker ZMP Inc. is aiming to launch the first commercial level 3 automated bus operation in Japan at an airport in 2020. The Tokyo-based startup, which bills itself as the "robot of everything," has built a variety of contraptions ranging from delivery robots to autonomous ...