South Korea’s self-driving car will start its first trial operation next week, the Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute said on Wednesday.
AutoVe is a Level 4 self-driving car. Without human assistance, the six-seater vehicle is completely powered by the institute’s artificial intelligence system, plus a self-developed voice recognition system.
It is reported that passengers can determine the destination by talking to the car. AutoVe plans to drive 10 laps a day in the park at speeds of under 25 kilometers per hour from next week, and strictly adhere to safety regulations, the institute said. The institute has established a data system that can collect traffic environment data through multiple sensors installed throughout the campus. In the upcoming test, the institute must build a 200TB database to train the AI system.
The institute plans to expand the scope of the trial operation in the future, with the goal of commercialization in 2027.