- If an automated vehicle’s computer system has been hacked, the report says the Japanese government should compensate the accident victims–just as it does when vehicles stolen from innocent owners are involved.
- The ministry expects that the transition period for automated vehicles in the level 1-4 autonomous range to become commonplace will occur between 2020 and 2025.
- And with level 4, the vehicle is fully automated when certain conditions are met, and the human driver does next to nothing.
- In level 3, the automated system operates the vehicle, but a human can jump in to take control when necessary.
- The ministry asked a research group to compile the report that will be included in forthcoming guidelines for automated driving.
- The ministry expects that normal and automated vehicles in certain categories will be sharing Japanese roads between 2020 and 2025.
- If an automated vehicle causes an accident in Japan, the owner will have to be responsible for paying compensation, even if they weren’t behind the wheel at the time of the incident.
- In level 1, the vehicle assists a driver with automated braking and some other actions.
- SAE identified five levels of automated driving, from driving assistance level 1 to completely autonomous level 5.