Chinanews.com, Seoul, November 25 (Reporter Liu Xu) A Chinanews reporter learned from the Seoul Metropolitan Government on the 25th that Seoul Mayor Goh Se-hoon announced the "Seoul Autonomous Driving Blueprint 2030" and stated that it will be available throughout Seoul by 2026. It plans to invest 148.7 billion won (approximately RMB 798 million) in the construction of supporting facilities for autonomous driving within 5 years (2022-2026).

  According to reports, the "Seoul Autonomous Driving Blueprint 2030" is a basic plan in the field of autonomous driving to achieve the goal of the "smart three-dimensional transportation city" in the "Seoul Blueprint 2030", and it is also the first autonomous driving-related plan among Korean local governments. .

  According to the plan, Seoul Sangam takes the lead in the field of autonomous driving to carry out technical verification and construction of supporting facilities, and is designated as the first "autonomous driving demonstration zone."

Self-driving cars will be unveiled in Shangyan at the end of November this year.

Free rides will be implemented for the first month, and then fees will be charged.

After that, Gangnam, Yeouido, and Magok will also be designated as "autonomous driving demonstration zones" in 2022, 2023 and 2024, respectively, to build autonomous vehicle hubs.

Among them, Jiangnan will start to operate L4 level self-driving taxis from the beginning of next year, quickly entering the commercialization stage.

  In April next year, the self-driving bus in Cheonggyecheon’s city center is planned to be on the road, passing nearby Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Gwangjang Market, Dongdaemun and other places. While providing transportation services, it also provides opportunities to experience self-driving cars. Become a tourism resource with diverse functions.

  In 2023, Seoul plans to start the demonstration operation of the self-driving bus route (Hongik University-Jonggak-Heungin Gate), and make self-driving buses a common public transportation by 2026.

Starting from 2025, there are plans to introduce self-driving cars in the public service areas of city management such as cleaning, inspections, and snow removal.

Commercial self-driving cars (L4 level) will start sales in 2027.

To this end, by 2026, supporting facilities for autonomous vehicles will cover all areas of Seoul, opening the era of fully autonomous driving.

  The Seoul Metropolitan Government stated that the goal of the plan is to set up supporting facilities for autonomous vehicles on all roads with more than two lanes in Seoul by 2026, striving to become one of the top five autonomous driving cities by 2026 and enhance the city's competitive advantage.

  According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the significance of building the future city of Seoul along with autonomous driving is not only to realize freedom of driving, but also freedom to travel, ensuring that men, women, children and children can travel 24 hours a day, and the significance is even more profound.

In addition, as the demand for vehicles and parking lots decreases, more than 30% of the existing lanes can be converted to adult roads, making Seoul a pedestrian-oriented city.

  Seoul Mayor Wu Se-hoon emphasized that “Seoul City will become a future city with autonomous driving in 2030. We will steadily make preparations to improve Seoul’s competitive advantage. We will realize the full range of autonomous driving facilities in Seoul. Coverage, and leap into one of the top five autonomous driving cities by 2026".

He also imagined, “In 2030, in Seoul, everyone’s freedom of travel will be guaranteed, the city will be safe and free from traffic accidents, cars will be reduced and the environment will be spacious, pedestrians, bicycles, and delivery robots will pass on the roads. At that time, Seoul will become the standard for autonomous driving. Model city".

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