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France's Valeo testing Level 4 self-driving technology in Japan

Parts major seeks to confirm capabilities of its LiDAR sensor amid global race

The monitor on the dashboard of Valeo's Level 4 prototype self-driving car shows obstacles and other objects recognized by the system.

TOKYO -- Valeo, a major French auto parts supplier, is testing autonomous driving technology in Japan. The trial of the self-driving system uses a combination of three dimensional maps and information gained from communications between the vehicle and traffic lights.

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