Nissan’s Robo-Taxis Will Hit the Road in March

TOKYO—Nissan Motor Co. will start testing robo-taxis on Japanese streets in March, the first step in rolling out a self-driving taxi service, as Japan’s top car makers struggle to keep pace with Detroit and Silicon Valley.

In January, the Japanese car maker said it would team up with Tokyo software company DeNA Co. to build a fleet of self-driving Leaf electric cars that could be summoned using a smartphone application. With Tuesday’s announcement, the company has laid out its first concrete plan to get those vehicles on the...


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