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Honda Launches Advanced Self-Driving Cars in Japan


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The Legend Hybrid EX.

Honda launched a self-driving car in Japan on Friday.

Credit: Honda

Japanese automaker Honda has launched a limited roll-out of its new Legend, which it calls the most advanced driverless vehicle licensed for the road, in Japan.

The Legend's capabilities include adaptive driving in lanes, passing and switching lanes in certain conditions, and an emergency stop function if a driver is unresponsive to handover warnings.

The Legend's autonomy is rated Level 3 on a scale of 0 to 5; analysts said a true Level 4 vehicle, in which a car no longer requires a driver at all, is a long time off.

xperts said the Legend's limited rollout would help gauge demand for more autonomous vehicles in Japan.

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