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Press Kim Yong-moon, Director of the Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development, visited Autonomous a2z, a state-of-the-art autonomous driving car

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 Director of the Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development Kim Yong-moon visits Autonomous a2z, a start-up company in the autonomous driving field, and listens to an explanation of the autonomous driving system.



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Korea Institute of Startup and Entrepreneurship Development announced on the 6th that it had visited Autonomous a2z, which develops autonomous driving mobility solutions that have been verified through real-road driving on the 5th, and listened to their difficulties.


In May, Autonomous a2z completed registration in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment (VSSA). The U.S. government recommends that companies developing level 3 to 5 autonomous driving technology submit a voluntary safety self-assessment (VSSA). So far, global leading companies such as Apple, Waymo, BMW, and Ford have completed their safety self-assessment. Autonomous a2z became the 27th listed company in the world.

CEO Han Ji-hyeong cited ‘empirical environment for the completion of new technology’ and ‘lack of information and experience on obtaining global licenses’ as the most difficult difficulties for high-tech startups with innovative technologies.
 

Among new technologies, autonomous driving is a technology directly related to safety, and continuous demonstration is essential. Autonomous a2z is the first in Korea to obtain a paid transportation service registration certificate from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, and is in the process of demonstrating the Sejong autonomous driving bus service. The demonstration distance for autonomous driving is about 200,000 km, and many demonstrations are underway, ranking fifth in the world. CEO Han Ji-hyeong said that there were various difficulties experienced while building such a reference, and that other high-tech startups are experiencing similar difficulties in various fields.


New technologies often do not have global standards or certification and licensing systems, or are newly established. Acquisition of long-established standards or certifications and licenses can be obtained relatively easily through collaboration as there are companies with various information and experiences. However, for new technologies such as autonomous driving, standards, standards, certifications and licenses are often newly established even in advanced global countries. It is difficult for startups to secure expertise such as information and experience to acquire it.

Director of the Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development Kim Yong-moon said, “I fully understand the difficulties experienced by high-tech startups in the product and service phase. We will support them so that they can acquire them smoothly,” he said.
 

Autonomous a2z is developing technology to complete autonomous driving level 4, and is preparing for demonstration on public roads in California by acquiring an autonomous driving license from the California Department of Roads and Transportation during this year.



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