Dubbed ASV-5 (Advanced Safety Vehicle), the system has been fitted to a Mazda6 which will hit public roads this month.
It is hoped that the new technology – developed jointly by industrial, academic and government organisations - can improve safety on roads being used by both cars and trams.
The system involves an autonomous sensor, fitted to both cars and trams enabling each of them to communicate with the other.
During the trial, the system’s ability to prevent collisions between cars and trams along with its ability to promote “smooth and safe” driving will be measured.
With 150,000 people a day using the tram network in Hiroshima, a system that can reduce or even eliminate collisions between cars and trams has significant benefits.
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