The Korea Transportation Safety Authority has released an English-language video introducing K-City, the world’s first self-driving car test city running on 5G networks that opened on Dec. 10.
K-City is designed to test autonomous vehicles in real road environments. It was built on the premises of the proving ground of the Korea Automobile Testing and Research Institute (KATRI) in Hwaseong City, Gyeonggi Province.
The six-minute video, titled “K-City: Pilot City for Autonomous Vehicles,” explains the five sections of K-City that have simulated real driving environments -- urban areas, city outskirts, motorway, communal environments and autonomous parking facility.
It explains how autonomous vehicles are tested at dozens of different driving conditions, including signalized intersections, bus-only lanes, bus and taxi stops, school zones, pedestrian/bicyclist paths, toll gates, roundabouts, tunnels and train-track crossings.
K-City represents the South Korean government’s push for advancement of self-driving technologies.