“Young companies ask for fast license for temporary autonomous driving”
Land, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Won Hee-ryong pledged to expand financial support, identifying autonomous driving as the core of mobility innovation and the future food industry.
Minister Won met with representatives of budding companies in the autonomous driving field at the ‘4th Coffee Talk’ event held at the Gwanghwamun Youth Institute in Seoul on the morning of the 4th and said, “We will build a foundation for the private sector to lead . the autonomous driving market through general policy support,” he said.
Sprout Enterprises CEOs proposed expanding the autonomous driving testbed and improving the temporary driver’s license regulations so driving tests can be conducted on real roads.
Minister Won said, “We will expand financial support related to vehicle production costs and business operating costs, and promote communication and co-investment between companies through the use of the ‘Autonomous Driving Industry Development Council’, an advisory body public-private.”
He also said, “We will create a test environment that meets the needs of companies by upgrading K-City, an autonomous driving test bed, introducing a temporary fast driving license system, and distributing guidelines.”
The government plans to commercialize partially autonomous vehicles (level 3) for the third time in the world after Japan and Germany at the end of this year.
By 2027, it plans to build a self-driving public transport system by operating fully autonomous buses and shuttles (level 4).