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Gov’t Relaxes Regulations for Self-driving Vehicle Road Tests

Gov’t Relaxes Regulations for Self-driving Vehicle Road Tests

SEJONG, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to allow the test run of shuttle vehicles without a driver’s seat and unmanned self-driving cars on ordinary roads once a temporary operating license is issued. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Thursday that it will revise the regulations on temporary driving approval [...]

Gov’t to Support Standardization of Autonomous Driving Data

Gov’t to Support Standardization of Autonomous Driving Data

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean central government has joined hands with municipal governments, private companies and industrial associations to promote the activation of autonomous driving services through the standardization of self-driving data. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy signed a business agreement for the development and promotion of [...]

Gov’t to Extend Coverage of High-precision Road Map for Autonomous Vehicles

Gov’t to Extend Coverage of High-precision Road Map for Autonomous Vehicles

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government plans to extend coverage of a high-precision road map, critical to the development of self-driving vehicles, up to 20,000 kilometers by 2022. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Sunday that it will develop a high-precision road map covering about 14,000 kilometers of [...]

Insurers Launch Policies for Autonomous Vehicles

Insurers Launch Policies for Autonomous Vehicles

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean insurance companies will start selling autonomous car-related insurance products from late this month, the financial watchdog said Thursday. The Financial Supervisory Service announced that the nation’s 12 non-life insurance companies will start selling new insurance products that can cover the risk related to accidents involving commercial self-driving [...]

Gov’t to Set Up Investigation Committee for Self-driving Car Accidents

Gov’t to Set Up Investigation Committee for Self-driving Car Accidents

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to set up an exclusive committee with a specific mission of investigating self-driving car-related accidents. The committee will be responsible for clarifying who is responsible when self-driving car accidents occur. The investigation committee, slated to be inaugurated on Oct. 8, would be able to exercise the [...]

S. Korea to Invest 1.1 tln Won in Developing Techs for Self-driving Cars by 2027

S. Korea to Invest 1.1 tln Won in Developing Techs for Self-driving Cars by 2027

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it will spend some 1.1 trillion won (US$896 million) on developing technologies for “high automation” vehicles that can lead growth in the automobile market. The investment calls for the development of “level four” autonomous cars, according to the Ministry of Science and ICT. There are [...]