• Bloomberg


For seven days next July, just before the Summer Olympics begin, Tokyo will let dozens of self-driving vehicles roam freely around the competition venues in the city’s waterfront area to promote the nascent technology.

As many as 100 self-driving cars will ferry up to 7,000 passengers in the week starting July 6, said Seigo Kuzumaki, director for the government’s autonomous-vehicle program. Carmakers including Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., as well as parts manufacturers and startups, are participating, he said.

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