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Self-driving car a breakthrough for handicapped

But US state laws require cars to have manual system for back-up driver in case of emergency

Mr Ghosn says that Nissan will offer a car with autonomous drive technology by 2020

New York

THE self-driving car, embraced as a stress-reducing convenience for harried drivers and a potential advance in road safety, could also prove to be a life-changing breakthrough for many people with disabilities, granting them a new measure of independence.

While much of the...

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