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South Korea to open an enormous self-driving car town

The government plans to open the expressway in the K-City in the second half of the year

By Lana Jelic from May 12, 2017 @ 8:24 CDT

The South Korean government has announced that they will open the K-City in October this year. What's special about this 'city' is that it won't have any living citizens, but it will serve as the world's biggest test track for self-driving cars.

The K-City is currently under construction, and when finished, it will have bus-only lanes, expressways, and zones for autonomous parking. The entire area will occupy 360,000 square meters.

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The project will cost around $9.7 million, and the self-driving cars can be tested there with or without the temporary operation permit from the government.

The government plans to open the expressway in the K-City in the second half of the year, while the official opening is scheduled for the first half of 2018.

The US already has a similar 'city' located in Michigan - M-City. The 'city' officially opened in July 2015, and in November of the same year, Ford announced that they would be the first car company to use the new facility.

NEWS SOURCES:Businesskorea.co.kr


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