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Japan carmakers aim to put self-driving cars on roads by 2020

Nissan CEO says company has high hopes the technology will save lives while altering car journeys forever

Toyota giving a demonstration of its autonomous driving technology in Tokyo. Obtaining the trust of drivers is crucial, as without it, "we cannot move forward", said a Toyota executive.


JAPANESE car manufacturers will have to convince the public that letting go of the wheel in a self-driving car is safe, while also dealing with the biggest threat to the cars' security: the humans using them.

Toyota, Nissan and Honda are intent on putting autonomous cars on