Ep 89: Japan to allow cell phone use on L3 cars; proposal for new AV levels; Waymo sells its lidar kit

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Today: Japan is laying the foundation to prepare for Level 3+ autonomous vehicles in 2020 by letting drivers-not-driving to use their cell phones. Meanwhile, a new proposal for the various levels of autonomy -- currently SAE's five levels -- imagines a rather binary solution, i.e., a car either is or isn't autonomous. And, Waymo starts selling its adorably named "Laser Bear Honeycomb" lidar to third parties.

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