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Nissan took one of its self-driving cars onto the congested streets of Tokyo for the first time last weekend, with a rather sceptical looking VIP (very important passenger) in tow. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe took a brief spin in the ‘Autonomous Drive’ car on Saturday, as well as similar models from Toyota and Honda, ahead of the …

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Ooops!

"This Video Is Private"

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Re: Ooops!

look instead at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNAD_VY0Qjc

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEPdvl3OFk0

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risk-averse drivers

So in APAC: Japan yes, China, Indonesia and Thailand no

You obviously never drove over the Tokyo city highway. It's like Mario Kart without bananas.

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Re: risk-averse drivers

Clearly never heard of bosozoku either. God speed you, Black Emperors!

Key question - will it drift?

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Sir

"his left hand clamped firmly"

Shenanigans!

He quite clearly is using the 'door handle' as an arm rest (it actually looks like it was designed well and supports the arm at a comfy angle) and was doing so in a relaxed manner from the moment he put on his seatbelt.

Sensationalist bullshit El Reg - shame on you.

And then I remembered the red top :/

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Re: Sir

Agreed. If anything the back-up driver looked a bit nervous, he kept his hands at the ready to grab the wheel the entire time, just in case.

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I hope self driving cars will be well marked

so I can just ignore them and concentrate on avoiding the idiots "who are really good drivers and don't need a computer to tell them what to do".

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Re: I hope self driving cars will be well marked

^--- This!

Remember folks, 80% of drivers consider themselves above average.

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Bring it on!

I can't wait to have a car which can drive the kids to school/sport, drop me at work then park for free a couple of kays away, take me to & from the pub, etc. I might even share/co-own one with the neighbours.

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Re: Bring it on!

Right on Martin Budden! I can't wait! I can see it now as I am pulled over by the police.

WAZZAT OCIFER! NAAH I AIN"T DRIVIN" THE ROBOT IS! DAS-RIGHT- I IS DANG SURE DRUNKS OCIFER - I DIDN"T DO IT - I SWEARS!!

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