Driverless Cars Tested in Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took the Nissan Leaf Autonomous Drive for a spin in Tokyo. Although he sat in the driver’s seat, Abe was essentially a passenger during the Nov. 9 ride near the parliament.
In fact, the prime minister took three self-driving cars out on the streets of the capital. He also rode in models from Lexus and Honda, in an event marking the first use of autonomous drive cars on Japanese streets.
“I felt with my body that the Japanese technology is the world’s best,” Abe later told reporters.