SsangYong Motor said on Oct. 31 that it has obtained approval for temporary driving of its SUV-based autonomous vehicle.
Since 2014, the company has stepped up its efforts to develop autonomous vehicle technology in line with the government’s plan to commercialize self-driving cars by 2020.
The Tivoli SUV-based autonomous vehicle has secured technologies that allow the car to keep and change lanes, maintain a certain distance from a vehicle ahead and send alerts to the driver when an obstacle is detected in blind spots, SsangYong Motor said in a statement.
Under the “level 3” approval for temporary driving, SsangYong Motor plans to test the autonomous vehicle on the expressway, it said.
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