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South Korea Opens Test 'City' For Self-Driving Cars

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South Korea has opened up the first part of their all new self-driving testing facility. Designed as a miniature "city," it gives automakers the chance to test prototypes on a four-lane highway model, without going straight into real-time traffic. The entire ground, which is called “K-City,” will feature all the elements of a traditional bustling city, so researchers can better predict how these cars would manage in real life. Even better? It's anticipated that the "city" will be fully operational by the end of 2018.

Technology companies and car manufacturers like Samsung, Hyundai, and Kia will all be involved with the new K-City. The opening of the highway was first so the country’s government can commercialize Level 3 autonomous vehicles in the next three years. There will be four lanes, an opposite path, intersections, and a toll gate for the test vehicles to roll through.