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Honda plans autonomous car

Honda are planning to roll out autonomous cars by 2025.

The multinational corporation - which manufactures cars, motorcycles and other vehicles - have unveiled plans to put their own version of the self-driving car on the road in less than ten years as well as having two thirds of their cars running on electric by 2030.

Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo said: "We're going to place utmost priority on electrification and advanced safety technologies going forward."

The firm had previously unveiled plans to create a vehicle which could drive on highways itself by the end of the decade but are hoping to create a level 4 autonomous vehicle - whereby the car can drive itself under most situations - by the middle of the next decade.

The company also confirmed that it would be focusing on new technologies as well as robotics going into the future.

It comes after Honda recently unveiled two electric vehicles, with one planned to go on sale in 2018.

One - which will be released next year - is aimed at the China market, after the government announced an incentive scheme to those who champion hybrid or electric vehicles whilst a second car is being made for the worldwide market and is expected to be fully unveiled during the Autumn. It is thought the new car could be shown off at either the motoring show in Frankfurt in September or a month later at the Tokyo motor show.

Honda's electric cars have been worked by the company's Electric Vehicle Development Division, which was set up by CEO Hachigo in late 2016.

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