The event marked the first time autonomous cars have driven on public roads in Japan (Image: Nissan)
The venue of the drive was National Diet Front Garden in Tokyo (Image: Nissan)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe riding in an autonomous drive Nissan Leaf (Image: Nissan)
Autonomous cars took to the roads of Tokyo for the first time on Saturday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a passenger. The Prime Minister rode on the public roads in the National Diet Front Garden in a Nissan Leaf and autonomous cars built by Honda and Toyota. According to Nissan, Saturday’s drive was meant to show the Japanese government’s support for the development of autonomous cars, as was symbolized by the venue located between Japan's parliament and the Imperial Palace.
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