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  • Seoul cooperates with 25 enterprises, universities and research institutes for future transportation technology including self-driving

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    • Seoul signs the agreement for future transportation technology including self-driving development and test support with 25 enterprises, universities and research institutions on September 18
    • Through the agreement, Seoul provides an opportunity for developers of V2X connected car, 5G key equipment, platforms and car security to build up the biggest collaborative network for self-driving in Korea
    • Seoul opens up the world’s only 5G conversion autonomous driving test bed in Sangam-dong for 24/7, promoting the commercialization of self-driving vehicles
    • The test bed is equipped with all necessary facilities including C-ITS infrastructure, 5G and V2X car device, precise road map, control center and platform, office and research spaces, parking lots and charging stations for battery electric vehicles

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, September 18, 2019 – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will sign a memorandum of understanding for future transportation technology (including autonomous driving) development and test support with 25 enterprises, universities and research institutions at Seoul City Hall at 2pm on September 18, 2019.

    < List of Enterprises, Universities and Research Institutions under the Memorandum of Understanding >

    No Name Remarks No Name Remarks
    1 * SWM Enterprise 14 LG U Plus Enterprise
    2 Penta Security 15 * Hyundai Mobis
    3 * Naver Labs 16 * MDE
    4 Carnavi.com 17 * DGIST
    5 Wayties 18 Smart Mobility Lab
    6 * SpringCloud 19 * Kookmin University Univ.
    7 * SK Telecom 20 * Yonsei University
    8 InfoBank 21 * Seoul National University
    9 * KT 22 * Korea National University of Transportation
    10 * Samsung Electronics 23 * Hanyang University
    11 * Unmanned Solution 24 * KAIST
    12 * ThorDrive 25 * Electronics and Telecommunications Research Research Institution
    13 * LG Electronics

    * indicates an enterprise/university/research institution that has self-driving cars with a temporary driving permit. (19 in total)

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to provide support to these enterprises, universities and research institutions by opening up the world’s only 5G conversion autonomous driving test bed in Sangam-dong for 24/7. As such, they can freely refine future transportation technologies and have field tests. This will be an opportunity for developers of V2X connected car, 5G key equipment, platforms and car security to build up the biggest collaborative network for self-driving in Korea.

    The autonomous driving test bed which will be open to the private sector this time is equipped with all necessary facilities including C-ITS infrastructure, 5G and V2X car device, precise road map, control center and platform, office and research spaces, parking lots and charging stations for battery electric vehicles. The city government provides an “incubator support” so that Korean start-ups of automated driving which are still at the early stage can use all the equipment, control centers and convenience facility for free for 24/7.

    According to the Autonomous Driving Car Act” that will take effect in May next year, the Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to make an application so that the automated driving test bed in Sangam-dong can become a “Test Operation Zone of Automated Driving.”

    Seoul will not only utilize various special provisions in order to develop the Sangam area into a specialized self-driving mobility zone where automated driving shuttle buses and car sharing service are introduced for passenger transportation, but also seek for innovation in various regulations to make Seoul into a “global hub of autonomous driving.”