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Subaru plans self-driving cars that ride out lost data connections

Japanese automaker aims to have new navigation technology ready in 2025

Subaru is testing self-driving technology on a prototype connect car. (Photo by Naoshige Shimizu)

TOKYO -- Subaru aims to develop self-driving technology by 2025 that can pilot a car even when its data connection is lost, Nikkei has learned.

The Japanese automaker envisions servers constantly collecting data on a car's position to predict the vehicle's course up to roughly 10 seconds down the road.

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