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Toyota resumes operations of driverless vehicles at Olympic Village days after accident

Toyota restarted operations of its autonomous vehicles at the Paralympic Games village in Tokyo following an accident. Services of the e-Palette pods were halted after a vehicle hit a visually impaired athlete last week. The athlete was not seriously injured, but he had to pull out of an event because of cuts and bruises. The […]

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Toyota self-driving vehicle collides with Paralympics Games athlete at Olympic Village

A self-driving Toyota vehicle was barely moving, but it still managed to collide with a visually-impaired athlete at the Paralympic Games, raising potential concerns about the limitations of autonomous driving technology. Toyota’s CEO apologized after one of the company’s self-driving vehicles hit the athlete while driving at 1 to 2 kilometers per hour around the […]

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Afghanistan flag held high at Paralympics opening ceremony in act of ‘solidarity and peace’

The flag of Afghanistan was used as a symbol of “solidarity and peace” as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games kicked off on Tuesday night in Japan. The 16th Summer Paralympics, delayed by a year due to the pandemic will take place amid Japan’s worst outbreak of Covid-19, with spectators banned from the majority of events […]