Test of driverless bus starts in Chiba
NHK -- Aug 01
Members of the public have taken the first test-ride on a driverless bus in Chiba City, near Tokyo. Operators hope to introduce the "Robot Shuttle" at a shopping mall to ferry customers around.

Major retailer Aeon and IT company DeNA are tying up for the project.

The Robot Shuttle is a mini-bus that seats up to 12. It's equipped with cameras and sensors that detect people and obstacles.

The test-runs are being conducted inside a park near a shopping mall. The operator says these runs are done off public roads in compliance with the law.

時速40キロでスイスイ。運転手がいない自動運転のバスが試験運転を始めました。
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