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SoftBank unit begins Japan's 1st public road autonomous bus service

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driving at around 20 kilometers per hour

Note to self: avoid Sakai

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... traffic laws prohibit unmanned vehicles...

... shortage of bus drivers...

... securing enough drivers...

It's cool and all, but that's confusing. How does an autonomous bus that still needs a driver solve the shortage of drivers? It doesn't, unless they are counting on an increased interest in the job description; do less.

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I found a short English video here. Is that an Xbox controller they are using?!

http://www.ntv.co.jp/englishnews/nature/japans_first_self-driving_bus_in_regular_service/

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