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Japan law loosens rules for self-driving cars

Stuck in traffic on a Japanese highway? If you’re in a self-driving car you might be able to kick back with a sandwich and check your phone under new legislation in the country. The law, passed Tuesday and published on the lower house website, takes effect from next year ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and offers a slight loosening of the current restrictions on autonomous vehicles.

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