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Korea building K-City to test self-driving vehicles

May 16, 2017, 6:46 AM EDT
(Source: Алексей М/flickr)
(Source: Алексей М/flickr)

In an effort to project itself as a leader in the fast-emerging industry of autonomous vehicles, South Korea is developing an entire “city,” spanning across 88 acres, where self-driving autos can be tested in mocked-up road and traffic settings.

The concept seeks to simplify things for automakers, who face difficulties in testing self-driving vehicles on S. Korea’s public roads owing to the country’s relatively stringent permit rules, writes Entrepreneur.

The $17 million project, comprising of a mock inner city, suburban roads, expressways and more, will quickly be wrapped up by mid-2018, which underscores the degree of importance of self-driving tech is getting from countries and car makers, notes Engadget.

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