Self-driving vehicles are in test operation in selected areas in South Korea. Unlike regular taxis, autonomous vehicles only operate on designated routes for safety reasons. With ACELAB, a self-driving solution company, LG Uplus (LGU+) will develop a smart mobility inspection solution by the third quarter of 2022 to provide safer and differentiated autonomous driving services.
The mobile carrier said the solution will allow autonomous driving even in dangerous zones. In December 2020, LG U+ and ACELAB developed a 5G-based technology that enables self-driving cars to park automatically.
"We will accelerate the development of autonomous driving-related technologies to gain momentum for the key smart mobility business," Choi Chang-guk, an LG U+ official, was quoted as saying. Choi said the company will participate in autonomous driving demonstration projects organized by local governments.
Seoul seeks to adopt hundreds of autonomous vehicles and related services by 2026. In 2022, self-driving buses will be operated near Cheonggyecheon, a stream that flows through the heart of Seoul. At least 10 driverless taxis called "robotaxis" will be operated in Gangnam, South Korea's center of finance and fashion trends.
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