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Honda launches world's first level 3 self-driving car

Plan for just 100 lease sales reflects Japanese automaker's cautious approach

 Honda's Legend will go on sale priced at 11 million yen ($102,000). (Photo by Kei Higuchi) 

TOKYO -- Honda Motor will on Friday launch a new car equipped with the world's first certified level 3 autonomous driving technology, paving the way for the automobile industry to gear up efforts to commercialize such automation for passenger vehicles.

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