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Toyota Motor Corp re-started running its driverless buses again in the athletes’ village in Tokyo on Tuesday 31st August with improved safety measures after they have been stopped since an accident last week involving a visually impaired Paralympian.

The suspension was made after one of Toyota’s e-Palette autonomous electric buses hit a Paralympian, Japanese judoka Aramitsu Kitazono, who was trying to cross an intersection in the village, around 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Toyota self-driving buses in Paralympic village to restart on August 31, Toyota CEO apologizes for “overconfidence” in technology

Afghan athlete Hossain Rasouli competed in a long jump event on Tuesday at the Tokyo Paralympics after recently being evacuated from his home country, now under the control of the Taliban.

Evacuated Afghan athlete Hossain Rasouli makes debut at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games


Originally published as Toyota’s Driverless Bus Restarts in Paralympic Village After Injury & Aghanistan's Athletes Compete at Disability News Japan

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