The government of South Korea has approved a test-run of Samsung’s self-driving car on actual roads, the Yonhap News Agency reports.
The approval was made Monday by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the news agency reported.
In 2016, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport revealed that road-testing of self-driving cars was only allowed on routes designed by the agency and that approximately 375 kilometers of roadway had been designed for use by self-driving cars. After requests by several companies to test their vehicles, the agency revised its rules, opening up the entire public road system.
“This revision aims to allow researchers and manufacturers in the private sector to test-drive autonomous vehicles in more diverse environment. I hope that it stimulate further innovation in this sector,” said Vice Minister Jeongho Choi at the time.