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South Korea wants highways ready for self-driving cars by 2024

Government plans for signaling tech and 3-D maps aim to jump-start private sector

SEOUL -- Every expressway across South Korea will be modified for self-driving vehicles over the next few years, the government said Oct. 15, in an ambitious project intended to remove a major barrier facing the technology.

South Korea initially plans to upgrade the country's 5,500 km of highways, then expand the infrastructure on local streets in major cities as well by 2024.

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