Japan tests a driverless taxi around the government office building in...

The Japanese authorities have begun testing an autonomous taxi using a fifth-generation high-speed wireless network in the capital, Tokyo, through a road designed and unprecedented for the conduct of this type of car. Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. And KDDI Corp And other companies are testing the taxi on public roads around the government office building in Shinjuku district in Tokyo to see its advantages.

And the Japan Arabic account published, on “Twitter”, a picture of the taxi model, where a form is used JPN Taxi Toyota company equipped with a self-driving program developed by Tier IV, A startup based in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, is in the pilot project, and companies hope to put such cars into practical use in 2022 or later.

Driverless taxi

It is worth noting that the 4-day test was designed until next Sunday to verify the safety, comfort and accuracy of the self-driving car in two modes – one under complete remote monitoring and the other under observation by a person sitting in the driver’s seat.

On the other hand, Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, allows many citizens to test its self-driving cars in Phoenix, in an attempt to expand the service it had quietly provided to a select group of citizens over the past year. They notice an empty driver’s seat, but the company announced that it is removing the spare drivers behind the wheel to take over in tough situations, and it will serve up an area of ​​50 square miles.

There will also be no remote monitoring person who can take charge in emergency situations and drive the car, and this type of tour will be conducted for several weeks, and then Waymo re-introduces the backup drivers behind the wheel in some cars so that the company can work to expand its service area.

Waymo was providing between 1000 and 2000 self-driving car rides per week, before the spread of the Corona virus, which reduced the demand for rides, and most trips were equipped with a spare driver behind the wheel, but 5 percent to 10 percent of the trips were without Bushra Reserve Driver and was only available to a smaller group of citizens who signed nondisclosure agreements.

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