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K-City Starts Engine for Int’l Cooperation on Autonomous Vehicles
Agreement among Self-driving Vehicle Test Beds
K-City Starts Engine for Int’l Cooperation on Autonomous Vehicles
  • By Michael Herh
  • July 5, 2018, 13:38
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Cho Sung-woo, head of a team at K-City (first from left) is posing for a photo shoot after signing a contract with organizations with self-driving test centers such as the ACM of the US and AstaZero of Sweden in Michigan of the US on June 26.
Cho Sung-woo, head of a team at K-City (first from left) is posing for a photo shoot after signing a contract with organizations with self-driving test centers such as the ACM of the US and AstaZero of Sweden in Michigan of the US on June 26.

The Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KTS) announced on July 4 that the organization signed an I-FACT agreement among autonomous vehicle test beds for international harmonization of the development of autonomous vehicle technology.

The agreement signed at the American Center for Mobility (ACM) in Michigan of the US on July 26 (local time), as the need for the standardization of autonomous vehicle test and verification processes was suggested as technology for autonomous vehicles was developed.

The participating organizations are K-City of Korea Automobile Safety Research Institute of the KTS of Korea, the ACM of USA and AstaZero of Sweden, all of which have test centers for autonomous vehicles. The three organizations will share information and know-how such as scenarios for autonomous driving tests, policies and safety standards by nations, the diversity of evaluation environments and cooperate with one another under the agreement.