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Toyota will offer robot taxi rides during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo www.theverge.com

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 1 year, 4 months ago in Auto & Transportation

Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has largely kept quiet on its self-driving car program.
That’s about to change in 2020: Toyota says it will be conducting a limited ride-hailing pilot in downtown Tokyo with its fleet of “SAE Level-4” automated vehicles.
Toyota is only offering rides in its cars for a small window of time: July to September.
There, the institute “replicated Odaiba’s most challenging infrastructure characteristics and driving scenarios” for its vehicles to navigate, Toyota said.
As part of the agreement, the two companies will work together on developing self-driving cars.