Japan is pushing to test a self-driving car system on public roads this fiscal year.
The plan was revealed at a government strategic review chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday, Reuters reports, with the goal of launching the service publicly for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
After this, the government will work to commercialize the driverless car system by 2022.
A Japanese conglomerate -- SoftBank Group -- has self-driving cars, with a $2.25 billion investment into GM Cruise Holdings, the Detroit carmaker's autonomous technology division.to develop
In the US, California regulators on Fridaythat allow transportation companies operating autonomous vehicles to provide rides to the public.