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Japan Targeting 2020 Olympics for a Driverless Car System

June 8, 2018View for printing

Japan prioritizes technological advancement to grow its economy.

A self-driving car service could be on Tokyo's public roads in time for the 2020 Olympics as Japan looks to drive investment in new technology to drive economic growth, according to a government strategic review announced on Monday.

The strategy, presented at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, also includes plans to allow the development of virtual power plants by the fiscal year ending March 2022.

The proposals are part of a larger package of fiscal and economic policies the government aims to compile by the end of the month. ... USKCN1J00VN
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