Autonomous Car Testing City Set For South Korea

The South Korean Government is developing a city for manufacturer's to test self-driving cars.

The test facility, the largest in the world at 3.9 million square feet and the equivalent of fifty football fields, will feature motorways, bus-only lanes and urban areas.

Hyundai are already on board to test autonomous systems and technology in the facility, named K-City, which is due to start a staged opening in October.

Self-driving cars are capable of sensing their environment and navigating without human input. At present, automated cars are not permitted on public roads, they all require a driver at the wheel who is ready to take control of the vehicle.