Posted on June 5, 2018 by staff

Driverless cars on Tokyo’s roads for 2020 Olympics


The Japanese government has announced its plans to put a self-driving car service on its public roads in time for the 2020 Olympics.

Tokyo is pushing to test the self-driving car system on its public roads this fiscal year.

The draft strategy, Reuters reports, was presented at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The goal of the strategy is to ready the self-driving car service by 2020 and to commercialise the system as soon as 2022.

The announcement is part of a larger package of fiscal and economic policies which the government aims to compile by the end of the month.

“We will promote bold regulatory reform that will serve as the basis for social change,” the Prime Minister told a meeting of the government investment panel, according to the Japanese Times.