Honda's first Level-3 self-driving car, based on the Legend model, will be released next summer.
The car is expected to retail for around 10 million yen ($91,000), which would make it 40% more expensive than the standard model.
The person sitting in the driver's seat of the new Legend will not have to keep an eye on the road. That level of automation is categorized as Level 3 on a five-tier scale. Level 5 translates to fully autonomous driving.
Japan has already passed legislation to allow Level-3 self-driving cars on the road, with the new laws set to take effect next spring.