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10 unexpected places taking on the driverless challenge

The driverless dream is quickly becoming closer to reality, and not just in Silicon Valley. Here we take a look at a few of the more unexpected places which are taking on the automated driving (AD) challenge.

Driverless tech is making huge strides all over the world, but making a world in which this new method of transport is ready for the road is about more than the vehicles themselves. Infrastructure, legislature and public acceptance all have huge roles to play. We’ve looked before at a few of the cities at the forefront of AD, but things have changed since then. Some projects have been slow to get off the ground, Tokyo never saw the Olympics for which self-driving vehicles were promised, and so we thought it was time to re-assess. Which cities are now preparing for a driverless future?

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