Korea Plans to Open The World's Largest Test Bed for Autonomous Vehicles

The government of South Korea once again proved how serious they are when it comes to self-driving cars when they unveiled the plan to open their K-City. The opening is even scheduled for this year’s October, and it’ll be the largest test bed for autonomous cars in the world. But the K-City isn’t just big, it’ll allow anyone who wishes to repeat their test to also try out many different road environments or possible scenarios.

In last November, the government had given their permission to car companies to openly try out their self-driving systems across the country. Now, they’re providing them with a city-sized testing ground, and many of the biggest companies are expected to use this place to refine their tech. The companies that are expected to use the K-City include Naver, SK Telecom, Samsung Electronics, but also car makers like Hyundai Motor Company, as well as Kia Motors.

The K-city is under construction right now, and the model will be based on the system of the Korea Transportation Safety Authority, as stated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport of South Korea. The plan is to make it on the 360,000 square meters, and it’ll have expressways, bus-only lanes, autonomous parking zones and a lot more similar features that’ll provide as realistic terrain as possible.

To build all this, the South Korean government has invested 11 billion won.

According to the Ministry, the K-City’s expressways will be opened in October of 2017, and the rest of the city will have to wait for the first half of 2018. Once the entire place is finished, the companies won’t need government’s permission to test the cars anymore, since they’ll be doing it in the place that’s built in solely for that purpose.

Several experts have pointed out that their opinion is that more professional engineers should be called to work on creating the city. They also suggested platforms used for self-driving data recording and sharing. It’s their belief that the data that’ll be obtained within the K-City can be utilized for things like car insurance, or perhaps future urban planning, and not only for car development, or fixing the self-driving systems.

Also, the experts have also said that the smaller companies should be allowed to enter and test their tech too. Even the startups could help with reducing some of the problems through communication as well as their own mobility services, software and alike. Even though it’s still a race when it comes to who’ll put their vehicles on the streets first, it’s still important to bring them as close to perfection as possible, and everyone who can contribute in any way should be allowed to try and do so.


  1. I’m not sure exactly why but this website is loading extremely
    slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end?

    I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  2. Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before
    but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s
    new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!

  3. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
    Extremely useful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot.
    I was looking for this certain information for a very long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  4. What i do not realize is actually how you are not really a lot more neatly-favored than you may be right now.
    You’re so intelligent. You understand therefore considerably relating to this topic, produced me in my opinion imagine it from
    numerous numerous angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be interested
    until it is something to do with Girl gaga! Your individual stuffs excellent.
    All the time care for it up!

  5. If you wish for to improve your familiarity just keep visiting this web page and be updated
    with the hottest information posted here.

  6. I pay a quick visit daily a few websites and sites to read content, except this website gives quality
    based posts.

  7. This excellent website really has all of the info I needed concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  8. I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post
    is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my difficulty.
    You’re amazing! Thanks!

  9. I was very pleased to uncover this website. I wanted
    to thank you for ones time just for this
    wonderful read!! I definitely savored every part of it
    and I have you saved as a favorite to check out new information in your website.

  10. hello!,I love your writing so so much! share we communicate more about
    your article on AOL? I need an expert in this space to
    resolve my problem. May be that’s you! Having a look
    ahead to see you.

  11. I am curious to find out what blog platform you have been using?
    I’m having some minor security problems with my
    latest site and I’d like to find something more safe.
    Do you have any recommendations?

  12. I believe this is among the most important info for me. And i’m glad studying your article. However should remark on few common issues, The web site taste is ideal, the articles is in point of fact great : D. Excellent process, cheers

  13. 925664 539940I should test with you here. Which is not one thing I normally do! I enjoy studying a submit that will make people think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment! 448224

  14. 235020 18746Safest messages, or a toasts. are usually launched at one point during the wedding but are likely to just be hilarious, humorous to unusual as properly. finest man jokes 485266


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here