Tokyo Haneda International Airport is to become the first airport to deploy self-driving wheelchairs from Japanese company WHILL.
Passengers departing from Terminal 1 who have difficulty walking long-distances and those with limited mobility can use the wheelchairs to get to Gates 3 through 7.
Once they reach the gate, the passengers alights and the device self-drives back to its base ready for the next passenger.
The wheelchairs have an autonomous driving, anti-collision function. The self-driving works by layering its surrounding information detected by sensors with map information about the area collected in advance.