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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 [...]

Big Data Helps Drive Growth of AI, Self-Driving Cars: Naver Officials

Big Data Helps Drive Growth of AI, Self-Driving Cars: Naver Officials

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Big data is expected to help drive the growth of next-generation technological developments, including artificial intelligence and self-driving cars, Naver Corp. officials said Monday.  The term “big data” generally refers to the use of analytics by extracting value from data sets for business or research purposes as online databases [...]

Korean Government Shows Off New C-ITS Technology

Korean Government Shows Off New C-ITS Technology

SEJONG, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems, or C-ITS, are future traffic safety services that are being promoted globally as a means to prevent traffic accidents, and will ultimately serve as an essential resource for self-driving vehicles.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport launched a C-ITS pilot project in July 2014 [...]

S. Korea, France to Join Forces for Self-Driving Technology

S. Korea, France to Join Forces for Self-Driving Technology

SEJONG, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and France will invest a combined 3 billion won (US$2.65 million) in the coming three years to develop self-driving technology, the trade minister here said Wednesday.  In a Seoul forum, the two sides agreed on the project to jointly study traffic jam assistant (TJA) technology, which helps [...]

Seongnam to Establish Korea’s First District for Self-Driving Cars

Seongnam to Establish Korea’s First District for Self-Driving Cars

SEONGNAM, South Korea, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Five government and commercial institutions – Gyeonggi Provincial Government, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Korea Land and Geospatial InformatiX Corporation (LX), KT, and BMW – announced on Wednesday an agreement to establish a self-driving test site in Seongnam, a suburb of Seoul.  The site will be [...]

Government Takes Another Step Forward Towards a Self-Driving Era

Government Takes Another Step Forward Towards a Self-Driving Era

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean government has taken another step towards a future of autonomous driving, announcing that it has designated a frequency bandwidth that will be specific to self-driving cars. According to the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning, a bandwidth of 70Mhz from 5.855 to 5.925 GHz will be [...]