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Honda Motor Co. is preparing this year to become the first Japanese automaker to launch a vehicle with Level 3 autonomous driving, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Level 3 autonomy frees up the driver to engage in different activities, such as reading or watching TV. Honda’s car is expected to offer such hands-off capabilities only in slow traffic on congested expressways, the sources said.

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