Startups and big companies both are showing increasing interest in mobility technologies and Japan is not far behind in this race. From self-driving mechanism to hyperloop technology, the country is going all out to improve the future of urban mobility.
According to Reuters, 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.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinz? Abe announced in June that the country will begin testing a driverless car system on public roads sometime this fiscal year with the goal of launching a self-driving car service for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The government also plans to commercialize this system as early as 2022.