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Toyota to restart self-driving vehicles at Olympic village with more safety staff

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor said on Monday it would resume operations of its self-driving e-Palette pods at the Tokyo Paralympic Games village with greater operator control and more safety staff to ensure they did not hit any more people.

The e-Palettes were halted after one of the vehicles collided with and injured a visually impaired athlete at junction last week, prompting a YouTube video youtu.be/QJXhG_hFNK4 apology from Toyota Chief Executive Akio Toyoda.

Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Edmund Blair

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