The Japanese government has decided to make testing of self-driving technology on public roads easier. It will give country’s strategic special zones the task of promoting deregulation in this field. The area around Haneda Airport in Tokyo’s Ota Ward will be the first such zone.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had clarified last month that Japan would simplify the procedures for testing near-future technology.
A committee has been set up by the Cabinet Office and municipalities hosting special zones to discuss these projects. The automakers such as Nissan Motor and internet content producer DeNA may also join the committee.