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Honda's self-driving car: A smooth ride when all goes right

Automated driving in traffic jams works in most -- but not yet all -- conditions

Honda Motor's Legend sedan is the first passenger car on the market equipped with level 3 self-driving technology. (Photo by Ryuji Nishijima)

TOKYO -- Level 3 autonomous driving promises to let drivers take their hands off the wheel and their eyes off the road under certain conditions. So how does Honda Motor's Legend sedan -- the first passenger car on the market equipped with this technology -- deliver on that promise?

To answer that question, a fellow Nikkei reporter and I, accompanied by a Honda engineer, took the Legend for a spin on the Tokyo expressway.

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