Renault has opened a vehicle test center in Korea to check models newly developed for the Asia-Pacific region, the carmaker’s local unit said on Nov. 23.
Renault Samsung Motors signed an initial deal with Daegu Metropolitan City and the Daegu-based Korea Intelligent Automobile Parts Promotion Institute in March last year to push forward the vehicle proving ground project. It is the French carmaker’s first vehicle test center in Asia.
The center will be in charge of testing future mobility technologies involving autonomous vehicles, electric cars and connected services in Asia, Renault Samsung CEO Dominique Signora said in a statement.
From January to October, sales were down 15 percent on-year to 190,525 autos from 224,534, it said.
By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)