- A five-year tie up with NASA on the technology would see the initial roll out by December 2016, with cars that can drive on highways without anyone at the wheel.
- In 2018, models should have the ability to avoid hazards and to change lanes, and by 2020, vehicles should be able to autonomously manoeuver through crowded city roads.
- The Japanese government has set up a panel to look at the legal issues surrounding autonomous cars, which under current laws are not allowed on public roads. One of the key factors is that of who bears responsibility in the event of an accident when a car is driving itself.
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