Carlos Ghosn draws roadmap for driverless cars

The world’s biggest carmaker will jump-start mass sales of driverless vehicles within five years. China is a key destination along that road.

Renault, Nissan Motor, and Mitsubishi Motors will put fleets of driverless cars on the roads in the near future, said Carlos Ghosn, boss of the car alliance. This, he says, will help governments tackle pollution and reformat cities.

Industries such as e-commerce and ride-hailing startups could slash costs while truck, bus and taxi drivers face mass unemployment.  

Many executives have been cautious about predicting when cars will hit Level 5 the technical jargon for full automation especially after an Uber self-driving SUV killed Elaine Herzberg on March 18 in Arizona.

In contrast, Ghosn rhymes with phone’ confidently predicted mass marketing of driverless...

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