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Honda to sell world's first 'level 3' self-driving car by March

Japan approves vehicle with technology to handle highway traffic jams

The new Honda Legend will let drivers take their eyes off the road under certain conditions.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Honda Motor will release a car able to drive itself on congested highways in the coming months, having become the world's first automaker to receive national certification for "level 3" autonomous driving technology.

The new Legend luxury sedan will roll out in Japan by the end of March, Honda said Wednesday. The company has yet to provide details including pricing and a specific release date.

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