South Korea intends to expand the trial operation areas for self-driving cars during the second half of this year. For self-driving cars, she said she plans to make the decision and announce it tomorrow.
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported that the new areas include Gangnam and Cheonggye-cheon, which are two crowded urban areas, Gangneung, Gosan and Suncheon, which are tourist cities with a high demand for travel, and Seheung and Wonju, which suffer from a lack of transportation.
The move will raise the number of trial operation areas from 7 regions two years ago to 14 in 10 cities and provinces across the country.
The system of pilot operation zones for self-driving cars was introduced in accordance with the Self-Driving Cars Act, which came into effect in May 2020.
A ministry official said the government will continue to actively support the development of autonomous vehicle services tailored to the region, and plans to designate at least more than one district in each of 17 cities and territories across the country by 2025.