Honda will be the first in the world to start selling cars with the third level of automationNovember 13, 2020
The Japanese automaker plans to become the first company to mass-produce vehicles with third-level autonomous driving systems in accordance with the international classification.
As it became known, the Japanese Ministry of State Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has published in its database a certificate for the Legend premium sedan equipped with unmanned technologies.
According to the international classification, the third level autopilot provides the ability to drive a car without human intervention on the highway. However, in this case, the driver should not lose vigilance and the system may require to take control at any time. In addition, the person must be ready to take over in an emergency to avoid an accident.
The Association Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE shares six levels of vehicle automation, where vehicles without any automation systems correspond to the zero level (the driver does all the work to drive the car on his own), but the fifth, maximum, speaks of full automation, which implies the absence the need for direct human intervention in the process of controlling the car.
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