Seoul will function self-driving buses in Cheonggyecheon from April subsequent 12 months, Auto Information, East Auto Information
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon has introduced the ‘Seoul Self-driving Imaginative and prescient 2030’ plan to hurry up the commercialization of self-driving automobiles by 2026 and construct infrastructure all through Seoul.
The Seoul authorities is planning to progressively improve business autonomous automobile check areas akin to Sangam, Gangnam, Yeouido, and Magok, and can function self-driving buses in Cheonggyecheon from April subsequent 12 months. As well as, it’ll set up autonomous driving infrastructure on roads with two or extra lanes in Seoul by 2026, and settle self-driving buses as public transportation.
Mayor Oh held a press convention on ‘Seoul Self-driving Imaginative and prescient 2030’ on the Seoul Metropolis Corridor on the twenty fourth and stated, “Seoul will turn into a future metropolis residing with self-driving transportation in 2030.” He additionally stated he’ll make Seoul one of many prime 5 self-driving cities by 2026. To this finish, the Seoul authorities will make investments a complete of 148.7 billion gained over the following 5 years from subsequent 12 months.
The Seoul Self-driving Imaginative and prescient 2030 is a primary plan to turn into a ‘good transportation metropolis’ proposed within the self-driving class of Seoul Imaginative and prescient 2030. 5 main duties of the plan embrace increasing autonomous automobile bases, working self-driving buses in Cheonggyecheon, utilizing self-driving automobiles as public transportation, introducing autonomous driving-based city administration within the public service sector, and constructing infrastructure in Seoul.
Seoul will progressively improve the variety of autonomous automobile check areas akin to Sangam this 12 months, Gangnam subsequent 12 months, Yeouido in 2023, and Magok in 2024, and current greater than 300 self-driving automobile providers by 2026. These areas present varied business self-driving automobile providers, which can be found for residents to pay charges, akin to transportation service apps.
The federal government will function greater than ten ‘Robotaxis (self-driving taxis) in Gangnam-gu because the check space subsequent 12 months. Then it’ll improve the variety of self-driving buses and robotaxis to greater than 100 models in 2026. As there’s a excessive demand for short-distance transportation inside 3km in Gangnam space, it’s also contemplating changing shuttle buses with self-driving electrical automobiles.
The federal government can also be planning to function self-driving buses in Cheonggyecheon. The route is from Cheonggye Plaza to Cheonggye 5 Ga, and it’ll start operation as early as April subsequent 12 months.
From 2023, self-driving buses will likely be operated from Hongdae to Sinchon, Jonggak, and Heunginjimun (9.7km), the place demand for late-night transportation is excessive, by utilizing central lane throughout late-night hours. Previous to passenger automobiles, the federal government is planning to use autonomous driving know-how to public transportation first.