People are Roadblock for Self-Driving Cars in Japan | Honda Nissan Toyota

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Seeking to make a dent in the autonomous marker will have to convince the public that letting go of the wheel is safe. They’ll also have to deal with the biggest threat to the cars’ security: the humans using them.Toyota, Nissan and Honda are intent on putting autonomous cars on highways — and for Nissan, city roads, too — by 2020, and the triumvirate of Japan’s auto industry was keen to stress the advances made so far at the recent Tokyo Motor Show.Their stated goal — preventing deaths on the road — is laudable, but the technological arms race is also highly lucrative: consultancy firm AT Kearney has estimated the market for the self-driving car could be worth more than $566 billion by 2035.Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn told reporters at the Tokyo show that the company has high hopes the technology will save lives while altering car journeys forever.

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