Honda Gets Ready to Mass-produce Level 3 Autonomous Cars

Honda has recently made a big claim, saying it will soon be the first automaker to mass-produce vehicles featuring Level 3 autonomous technology.

The announcement came on the same day safety regulators in Japan revealed Honda’s autonomous “Traffic Jam Pilot” driving technology had been approved. This allows drivers to take their eyes off the road when the automated system is engaged.

A press release from Honda says the company has plans in place to start manufacturing a vehicle called the Honda Legend, with sales kicking off in Japan as soon as March of 2021. Reuters describes the luxury sedan as “sensor-packed” and says its Level 3 capability will allow it to “navigate crowded expressway traffic.”