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Nissan to test robot taxis

The trial is the first concrete step in Nissan and DeNA's joint robot taxi project


Nissan Motor said it will test an autonomous ride-hailing service on public roads in Japan in March, aiming to officially start the “robot taxi” rides in the early 2020s. The carmaker will put two Leaf electric cars, equipped with sensors and cameras and autonomous driving software developed by DeNA, on roads in a designated part of Yokohama, where Nissan is based. Nissan will seek the general public to participate as passengers, through a booking application on smartphones, said Kazumasa Fujita, a manager at Nissan’s corporate strategy department. The trial is the first ...

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 03:32 IST