South Korea is the 5th in the world for cars production and export which is why, it is most likely to go an extra mile to introduce a new concept in this area. For the long awaited invention of autonomous car, South Korea has started to build a city of its own purpose and unique characteristic.
They may have taken up the idea from the 32 acre Mcity, as the reports hint, which is a mock town for testing of the self-driving cars in Michigan (United States), but it is more than double the size of the Mcity, simulating streets, parking lots, flyovers and even highways, as its announced to be the largest town for the self driven cars in the world. It is therefore extended on nothing less than 88 acres, at large.
South Korea is going to open this facility very soon, with the vision behind this city to provide a massively secure, yet efficient and extra ordinary place for the testing of the autonomous cars. They also intend to observe the technical advancement they have made or could make in the field of production of autonomous cars, without the nuisance of permit and permissions from the Korea’s Transportation Authority.
Though the Korean industry doesn’t lag behind in the development of such autonomous cars but it is not testing such vehicles on its public roads and roundabouts with the same pace, as the safety of its people is much more precious for South Korea. It has been reported that a complete autonomous car will be made by 2020.
Hyundai, a well known auto builder company is also testing its tech with latest computing hardware, in the US, which once tested, may as well be used in the production of the autonomous car production by Hyundai. Last year alone, many countries granted permits for such testing and providing the public streets as their platforms.
From October 2017, the highways of this 82-acre city in South Korea will be put to testing with its own self driven car and the remaining city with complete characteristics will be opened by mid 2018. The pace of this facility’s construction is going to be really fast, to meet the rising demand of the autonomous cars and to get in the race for the production of such efficient vehicles.