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Gov’t Launches Cooperative Self-driving Week to Foster Technology Development

Gov’t Launches Cooperative Self-driving Week to Foster Technology Development

SEJONG, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government will arrange events to encourage the development of technologies for cooperative autonomous driving. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will hold a cooperative self-driving week Monday through Friday, where it will conduct an infrastructure inter-compatibility test and demonstrate technology for a platoon driving system. [...]

Hyundai Develops AI-based Self-driving Technology

Hyundai Develops AI-based Self-driving Technology

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group said Monday it has developed an artificial intelligence-based autonomous driving technology and will apply it in its models. The South Korean automaker has developed the smart cruise control-machine learning (SCC-ML) technology, in which the vehicle analyzes the driver’s driving patterns and allows partial autonomous driving under [...]

HD-Map Service for Autonomous Cars Coming Later This Year

HD-Map Service for Autonomous Cars Coming Later This Year

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A high-definition (HD) map service, containing three-dimensional (3D) spatial information essential for driving autonomous vehicles, is expected to be developed for highways across the country in the second half of the year. The government formed a “5G+ Strategic Committee” that is a government-private partnership and held its first meeting [...]

Gov’t to Ease Regulations on Autonomous, Hydrogen Cars

Gov’t to Ease Regulations on Autonomous, Hydrogen Cars

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will “significantly” ease regulations involving autonomous and hydrogen vehicles as part of its broad emission-control policies, the transport ministry said Friday.  In a meeting with auto industry associations and car manufacturers, officials from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said the government will further ease regulations [...]

LG Electronics Join Forces with HERE Technologies for Self-driving Cars

LG Electronics Join Forces with HERE Technologies for Self-driving Cars

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it has inked an agreement with mapping solution provider HERE Technologies in the latest move to tap deeper into the self-driving automobile solutions. The South Korean company said HERE, which provides navigation solutions to some 100 million automobiles around the globe, is a suitable [...]

SK Telecom Tests Self-driving Automobile on Highway

SK Telecom Tests Self-driving Automobile on Highway

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Thursday it successfully tested its self-driving automobile on the highway, taking a step closer toward the development of a full autonomous vehicle. South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier said its self-driving automobile ran 26 kilometers earlier in the day with an average speed of 47 [...]

Seoul Plans Changes for the Self-Driving Era

Seoul Plans Changes for the Self-Driving Era

SEJONG, Feb. 13 Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced Monday a set of plans for the local automotive industry from 2017 to 2021 to better prepare South Korea for the imminent era of autonomous vehicles. According to the ministry, demand for safer vehicles will only increase given Korea’s rapidly aging [...]

Government Plans to Turn Sejong into “Self-Driving City”

Government Plans to Turn Sejong into “Self-Driving City”

SEJONG, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Sejong, South Korea’s de facto administrative capital, will become the world’s first city dedicated to self-driving vehicles.  Lee Choong-jae, administrator for the National Agency for Administrative City Construction, announced Tuesday an ambitious plan to make all 360 kilometers of roads in the city self-driving-compatible by the year 2020, in [...]