Japan will release drones on the streets before the Olympics 2020September 8, 2019
Dozens of cars with autonomous systems will be able to move freely along the streets of the country near the objects of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
According to Bloomberg, the local government is working with unmanned car manufacturers such as Toyota and Nissan to launch new cars on its streets a week before the start of games in July next year. Japan is reportedly striving to show its global excellence in autonomous vehicles.
Some details about the program remain a secret, but it is reported that up to 100 cars with automatic control will be offered for a trip to the venues of the Olympic Games. After the completion of the Games, road tests of autonomous cars will continue throughout Japan until 2022.
Last month, Toyota announced that it will introduce a fully autonomous electric E-Palette concept that will work throughout the Olympic village. The electric shuttle, which the operator will always be in, will provide enough space for 20 Olympic employees and athletes, or space for four wheelchairs and seven standing passengers.
Other models that Toyota will introduce will be Accessible People Mover, which runs between objects located at short distances, and Concept-i, which was first introduced to the world at CES 2017. It will serve as a working vehicle for the Olympics.
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