Japan’s got themselves some swagger. Declaring themselves some goals. Yeah, well we got a guy who can eat nearly seventy hot dogs here in the States.
Science fiction has prepared us for a plethora of transportation methods to look forward to in the future, and while flying cars are still a ways off, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism thinks that autonomous vehicles can hit the country’s roads as early as the 2020s. The automobiles won’t be completely self-driving but instead will have an “autopilot system” that engages when driven onto specially designed expressways reserved for similarly equipped vehicles. When the car nears its destination and exits the expressway, it will be up the driver to navigate for the rest of the trip.
Next up: fucking jet packs. C’mon already.