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Japan will let self-driving cars wander freely ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially kick off, tourists and locals are in for quite a display around the area. Japan will allow dozens of self-driving cars to freely roam near the competition areas and shuttle passengers. According to a Bloomberg report on Thursday, the government is working with automakers such as Toyota and Nissan to release the self-driving cars on city streets for a week before the games begin next July. The whole idea is to flex Japan’s muscles in the budding autonomous car field.

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