Fourteen passengers were injured on Sunday after a driverless five-car train in suburban Tokyo went in the wrong direction for about 20 metres before crashing into a buffer stop .
The accident is the first involving a Japanese automated train in 30 years . Compared to driverless cars that have recently taken the road in several countries on a test basis, self-driving trains have been plying the streets of Japan for three decades .
The operator has shut down the line till further notice.
Among accidents that made headlines last year are collision involving an autonomous Uber vehicle that killed a pedestrian and a fatal crash that involved electric car maker Tesla’s Autopilot feature.