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Japan's carmakers proceed with caution on self-driving cars

They're unwilling to take a software-testing approach and put features on the road before they're deemed to be ready

The Nissan IDS concept car on display at the Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday.


THE technology in use is virtually identical: cameras, radar, and GPS working together to turn cars into self-driving machines. What separates Japan's carmakers and companies like Google Inc and Tesla Motors Inc is when they predict fully autonomous vehicles will be ready.


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