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Automated Driving Tests in Okinawa

Let’s start our tour of the regions down in Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan. Last year I organized a family trip down to the islands of Ishigaki and Haterumajima far from the main Okinawan island of Okinawa Honto. On Haterumajima we rented a car to navigate the tiny island in the scorching heat so […]

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Automated Driving in the Regions

I believe that in ten years’ time, by 2027, automated driving will be the norm. The seething metropolises of Tokyo, Shanghai, Delhi and Lagos will be developing the mobility ecosystems of the future. Yet Japan faces rapidly aging population, continued population migration from rural areas to the cities, and dwindling local tax revenues. For that […]