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Naver’s Self-Driving Robot Highlights Future Ambitions

Naver’s Self-Driving Robot Highlights Future Ambitions

GOYANG, South Korea, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Making an appearance at an auto show for the first time, Naver, operator of Korea’s leading web portal, showcased its ambitious self-driving technology at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show.  But it wasn’t the Naver autonomous vehicle that the tech giant was bragging about at the show, it [...]

S. Korea Set to Introduce Self-Driving Public Bus This Year

S. Korea Set to Introduce Self-Driving Public Bus This Year

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to become one of the world’s first countries to put autonomous cars to actual use this year, introducing its first self-driving bus, a government report showed Thursday.  According to the report from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the government plans to introduce a self-driving [...]

Korean Self-Driving Vehicles – So Far “Accident-Free”

Korean Self-Driving Vehicles – So Far “Accident-Free”

SEJONG, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Autonomous vehicles approved for temporary operation in Korea have so far proven safe, after nine months of road testing.  According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Monday, the 11 self-driving cars – from Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors, Hyundai Mobis, Seoul National University, Hanyang University, and the [...]

Hyundai, Kia to Test Autonomous Vehicles on City Streets for Commercialization

Hyundai, Kia to Test Autonomous Vehicles on City Streets for Commercialization

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Leading South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors have taken another step towards commercializing self-driving vehicles.  With the memorandum of understanding signed Monday between Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors and the city of Hwaseong, the two companies will be able to test vehicles equipped with V2X (or [...]

Research Team Develops Processor for Autonomous Vehicles

Research Team Develops Processor for Autonomous Vehicles

DAEJEON, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute announced Thursday that a joint team of researchers from ETRI, Samsung Electronics, NextChip, and Unmanned Solution had developed Aldebaran, a gigahertz-scale processor that will serve as the brain of future self-driving vehicles.  Such processors gather data from various sensors on an autonomous vehicle [...]

Seoul National University Unveils Second Generation Autonomous Vehicle

Seoul National University Unveils Second Generation Autonomous Vehicle

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul National University unveiled Tuesday the SNUber2, an urban self-driving vehicle and the follow-up model to the original SNUber, which was introduced in November 2015, and used for transporting disabled students around campus.  Developed by the school’s Intelligent Vehicle IT Research Center, the new generation vehicle is suitable for [...]

S. Korea to Expand Roads for Self-Driving Car Tests

S. Korea to Expand Roads for Self-Driving Car Tests

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to expand sections of roads available for the test-run of self-driving cars in the country as part of efforts to further support the development of domestic autonomous vehicles, the transportation ministry said Thursday.  Earlier, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has designated sections of existing [...]

Video of Hyundai’s Automatic Parking EV Impresses Car Enthusiasts

Video of Hyundai’s Automatic Parking EV Impresses Car Enthusiasts

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Group’s YouTube video of a Kia Soul EV parking itself went viral among car enthusiasts, accumulating over 200,000 views in less than a day.  The video, which was filmed at Hyundai’s research institute in Gyeonggi Province (Uiwang), shows a driver stepping out of a vehicle and using [...]