To prepare for the shortage of manpower in the future, Japanese mail carries out an experiment to carry mail items etc. by automatic driving car in the center of Tokyo.
Japan Post carried out a demonstration race on the 7 th, before starting a demonstration experiment from next week. Demonstration experiments will be conducted in the main street between the “Chiyoda Kasumigaseki Post Office” and “Ginza Post Office” in the main street of about 2 km. People are riding in the driver’s seat in preparation for emergency but basically recognize signals and obstacles using sensors attached to the top of the car and the three-dimensional data around the road, and will run automatically. I would like to put the Japanese mail into practical use in 2020 if the legislation advances. First of all, it is supposed to be used for transporting luggage between post offices.
Source: ANN News