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Toyota partnership to pilot autonomous vehicle transportation system

Self-driving cars to ferry passengers to fuel-cell bus network in Japanese city

Toyota and its partners will run a pilot project involving self-driving, fuel-cell buses. Passengers will be ferried from their homes to designated bus stops by autonomous electric cars.   © Reuters

TSUKUBA, Japan -- Toyota Motor is set to launch a pilot project testing a transportation system focusing on autonomous vehicles, in one of Japan's first such initiatives in a real-life setting over a wide area.

The company will team up with the University of Tsukuba and the government of the city, just north of Tokyo, to run the project.

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