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In driverless car push, Japan and EU to connect GPS systems

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TOKYO -- The Japanese government and the European Union plan to connect their global positioning systems to speed up the development of autonomous driving technology.

If all goes as planned, Japan's Quasi-Zenith Satellite System and the EU's Galileo will be linked as early as 2018. The link will be a common digital language that the systems will use to transmit information. This will allow driverless cars and autoparts developed for the Japanese market to be shipped and used outside Japan.

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