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Byungyong You, technical director of Autonomous a2z, (third from right in the photo) takes a commemorative photo at the 2023 Korea AI Startup 100 Colloquium event. / .Photographed by Autonomous a2z)

Autonomous driving solution company Autonomous a2z (CEO Jihyeong Han) announced on the 30th that it has been selected as a representative startup in the field of traffic and transportation at 2023 KOREA AI Startup100.

KOREA AI STARTUP 100 is a project hosted by KT and The Korea Economic Daily aimed at discovering promising AI startups. The companies were selected by the AI One Team, a selection committee composed of AI experts from the fields of industry, academia, research, and venture capital (VC).

We focused not only on discovering startups, but also on helping future AI unicorns grow to the next level, such as by attracting additional investment and technical cooperation, said the organizers. Of the companies selected in the first two events, nine have successfully completed initial public offerings (IPOs) and 37 have achieved results such as attracting follow-up investments, the organizers added.

Autonomous a2z is an autonomous driving startup founded in 2018. It operates “Robobus,” the highest-speed and longest-distance bus in Chungcheongbuk-do, Sejong, and Daejeon, at cost. In Daegu, it operates demand-responsive robot taxis and provides MaaS (mobility as a service) that connects passengers and daily logistics services. It has run demonstrations of autonomous vehicles in more than 10 regions across the country and has achieved a cumulative driving distance of about 300,000km.

Recently, the company unveiled Project MS (Mid Shuttle) and Project SD (Small Delivery) to mass produce the first two fully driverless mobility vehicles in Korea. The vehicles are “autonomous driving dedicated electric vehicles” that will be equipped with Level 4 autonomous driving software. The company plans to launch a prototype car in 2024 and enter full-scale production in 2025 after the passage of Level 4 autonomous driving-related legislation.

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