First driverless car test on public road held in Japan

Japan’s first test of a remote-controlled driverless vehicle on a public road was held on Thursday in Aichi prefecture, home to Toyota Motor Corp and other auto companies.
In the test conducted by the central Japan prefectural government, the driverless minivan travelled along a road in the town of Kota. It had previously memorised the 700-metre-long route and traffic signs along the way.
With its onboard cameras and radar monitoring the road for vehicles and pedestrians, the minivan briefly stopped at a crossing where reporters and photographers had gathered, before continuing along the route at under 15 kilometres per hour.