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Nissan to start robotaxi tests in China's Suzhou in March

Automaker says it will be 1st from Japan to provide self-driving services to China

A Nissan self-driving taxi in Suzhou, mounted with cameras and sensors. (Photo by Noriyuki Doi) 

SUZHOU, China -- Nissan will start real-world tests of a self-driving taxi service in China in early March, looking to collect valuable data to improve the technology that has been slow to reach commercialization.

The tests will take place in the city of Suzhou, in Jiangsu province north of Shanghai. Nissan will be the first Japanese automaker to provide autonomous-driving services to the Chinese general public, an executive said Friday.

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