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Transport ministry developing self-driving snowplows to offset driver shortage

The transport ministry will speed up work to develop snow removal vehicles with self-driving technology. The ministry plans to test the vehicles on other public roads from, usig data from the Michibiki quasi-zenith satellite network behind Japan’s version of the Global Positioning System set to debut in April. The use of snow removal vehicles requires skilled drivers, but most are getting too old, and the shortage is generating concerns. Source JapanTimes

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