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Honda Plans To Be The First To Mass-Produce Cars With Level 3 Autonomous Tech

With certified Level 3 autonomous technology, Honda will become a global leader


  • Sales of the car to being as early as next March in Japan.

  • The car will be the Honda Legend, aka Acura RLX.


Autonomous driving technology is one of the auto industry’s greatest battlegrounds, only a half-step behind electric vehicles. Being first to market can have a huge and positive impact on consumer perceptions and Honda plans to launch in only a few short months.

 

According to Reuters, Honda will launch the world’s first certified Level 3 autonomous car in Japan. The car itself will be the Honda Legend or as we once knew it in North America, the Acura RLX.

 

2021 Honda Legend | Photo: Honda

The Japanese awarded Honda a safety certification for its autonomous “Traffic Jam Pilot” driving technology. As such, this legally allows drivers to take their eyes off the road.

“Self-driving cars are expected to play a big role in helping reduce traffic accidents, provide transportation for the elderly and improve logistics,” said Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Billions are being invested in developing autonomous driving technologies which are expected to boost car sales in many markets around the globe. Tesla recently said that they were close to achieving Level 5 autonomous driving (the highest level) and that it might arrive before the end of 2020.

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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