September 27, 2022

An autonomous vehicle that can be driven without holding the steering wheel will hit a Korean highway at the end of the month. A specially registered vehicle can navigate the road as long as it has one driver and at least one passenger on board.

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, applications for test-driving self-driving cars on highways have been accepted since February 12. Applicants must pass the examination by the Korean Road Safety Bureau within 20 days of application. Authorized car owners can drive on the highway after obtaining a special license plate from the local government.

The test section is 41 kilometers on the highway, with one section on the Gyeongbu Expressway between the Seoul Tollhouse and Singal Junction and another section on the Yeongdong Expressway between Singal Junction and Hobop Junction. .. There are 5 different national roads, including national roads 42 and 45, another 319 km above