Tokyo 2020: Toyota restarts driverless vehicles after accident

A visually impaired athlete from Japan’s judo team was hit by one of the e-Palette pods on Thursday. …

In a statement late on Monday, Toyota said: “The vehicle’s sensor detected the pedestrian crossing and activated the automatic brake, and the operator also activated the emergency brake. The vehicle and pedestrians, however, came into contact before it came to a complete halt.”

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