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The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korea develops and releases safety standards on manufacture and commercialization of Level 3 Automated vehicles for the first time in the world.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced safety standards for Level 3 Automated vehicles. This is the first safety standards on automated driving system in the world that enables commercialization of Level 3 automated vehicles.

The new standards, which will come into force in six months from the day of announcement, were developed based on multiple research projects commissioned by MOLIT regarding the technologies for safety evaluation in general situation and control takeover for Automated vehicles and ongoing discussions on automated vehicle safety standards at the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (UN/ECE/WP.29) which sets the international framework for vehicle safety regulations. In the process of making the new standards, MOLIT listened to and reflected opinions of diverse stakeholders including both domestic and foreign car manufacturers.

The new safety standards cover all the aspects during autonomous driving, in emergencies like drivers do not respond in a situation requiring driver’s responses.