KT has gained government permission to test-drive its autonomous bus on public roads for the first time in Korea.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has granted clearance for road trials of dozens of autonomous sedans and SUVs, but this is the first time for it to grant approval to test-drive a self-driving bus on public streets,” a KT official said.
KT is now testing the bus’ autonomous driving technology on expressways and plans to carry out a variety of tests gradually.
According to its officials, the company has many research partners, who will help KT enhance cooperation on developing self-driving technologies.
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“The government permission enables us to test-drive the autonomous bus under actual conditions,” the KT official said.