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The case of the disappearing taxi drivers of Tokyo

"Auto" drivers can go the distances, but at critical junctions, humans have to take over. By Anthony Rowley

""Japan Taxi" cabs are set to take the lead in accustoming Japanese to automated driving. . . Taxi firms such as Nihon Kotsu can "guarantee safety and service" to their customers." - Ichiro Kawanabe, chairman of Japan’s largest taxi operator Nihon Kotsu


IT is 2020 and you have come to Tokyo to watch the Olympic Games. You arrive at Haneda Airport and because it is quite close to the city centre (compared to Narita from where it can take two hours to reach Tokyo), you decide to take a cab. Tokyo taxis are, after all, "different",...

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