Japan Will Begin Testing Self-Driving Taxis in 2016

Japan will begin testing autonomous taxis with passengers on city roads in 2016, the government and Robot Taxi Inc. announced on Thursday.

The trial robot taxi service will first be offered to fifty  residents in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture to run errands like grocery shopping, The Wall Street Journal reports. Running no more than 3 km (roughly 2 miles), the trips will run along major city roads and will be accompanied by crew incase something goes awry.

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