South Korea to map major cities for safe autonomous driving


South Korea plans to map major cities and establish a smart traffic system for autonomous driving. This week, local media reported that the South Korean government wishes to prevent the kind of accidents that have already taken place in the US involving pedestrians and autonomous vehicles. An Uber self-driving vehicle undergoing tests was involved in a fatal collision this month with a woman. Although a human driver was in attendance -- as required by law -- sadly, the pedestrian from Tempe, Arizona, was still struck by the car as she walked across the road. Uber has temporarily stopped tests in Arizona and all other cities, and the fatality has highlighted the risk of accidents -- leading to scrutiny in the self-driving space by government officials and technology vendors themselves worldwide.

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