Law allows driverless cars
Self-driving cars soon will hit the road in South Korea as the country seeks to overtake other nations that have sped ahead with automated driving technology. Seoul National University professor Seo Seung-woo says a self-driving car developed by his team will start roaming Seoul streets early next year thanks to a revised law that took effect yesterday. The new law allows automated cars to travel public roads around the country. Eight self-driving cars, including those of Seo’s team, are registered with the transport ministry.