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SELF-DRIVING NISSANS BY 2020: Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says government regulators might hamper the roll-out of self-driving cars. Image: AFP

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YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan's CEO Carlos Ghosn says the automaker will have autonomous vehicles by 2020 but whether it will be able to deploy them on public roads will depend on government regulators.

Many automakers and companies outside the auto industry, such as Google, are working on technologies that allow cars to navigate on their own.

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Google's latest self-driving car will make its debut on public roads later in 2015 in the US. The quirky pod-shaped vehicle has no accelerator pedal or steering wheel. 

Nissan is promising one by 2020, and its chief executive Carlos Ghosn told reporters on Monday (May 18) that good progress is being made toward that goal.

He says the bigger hurdle to such vehicles becoming readily available to consumers is approval from regulators around the world.

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