Japanese city to launch autonomous pods (electric, low-speed small vehicles or LSEs)

The Japanese city of Fukuoka is deploying the autonomous DragonFly Pods from robotics and visual intelligence company, PerceptIn

 

The electric low-speed small vehicle (LSE) is typically used as an autonomous mobility service that students, faculty, staff and elderly can hail for free via a mobile application. The DragonFly vehicle will be rolled out within the Hakozaki area of the city in September 2019, when local citizens will be invited to experience the autonomous driving technology.