SoftBank to roll out first self-driving buses in Japan

SoftBank has stepped up its push to become a leading player in the driverless technology space, with an announcement that it will roll out self-driving buses in Japan from April this year.

The initiative is being led by SB Drive Corp. (“SB Drive”), a joint venture formed in April 2016 between SoftBank and Advanced Smart Mobility Co., Ltd. (an Japanese R&D company). Yahoo Japan has also invested JPY 490 million (US$4.4 million) into this joint venture. Continue reading