Green Self-Driving Cars Take Center Stage at Tokyo Auto Show

Visions of cars that drive themselves without emitting a bit of pollution while entertaining passengers with online movies and social media are what’s taking center stage at the Tokyo Motor Show.Japan, home to the world’s top-selling automaker, has a younger generation disinterested in buying, owning or driving cars. The show is about wooing them back. It’s also about pushing an ambitious government-backed vision for the future that paints Japan as a leader in automated driving technology.Reporters got a preview look at the biannual exhibition Wednesday, ahead of its opening to the public Oct. 30.Nissan Motor Co. showed a concept vehicle, loaded with laser scanners, an eight-way 360 degree camera setup, a radar and computer chips so the car can “think” to deliver autonomous driving. The Japanese automaker called it IDS,…


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