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MBC x Korea Expressway Corporation signed an MOU on next-generation autonomous driving.

MBC x Korea Expressway Transportation Corporation signed an MOU for the next generation of autonomous driving.

MBC and the Korea Highway Traffic Authority signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the 5th to cooperate with each other in next-generation technology and research and development to evaluate the safe driving ability of self-driving vehicles.

The business agreement is expected to further increase the possibility of successful use and advancement of domestic technology in the field of autonomous driving R&D, which has been led by major foreign advanced companies such as the United States, Japan, and Germany.

MBC President Choi Seung-ho and Chairman Yoon Jong-ki held an agreement ceremony at around 10 a.m. on the 14th floor of MBC's management center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, and signed a "business agreement in the next generation autonomous driving sector."

President Choi Seung-ho said at the meeting, "MBC has successfully developed a cm-class 'high-precision location information service' under the motto of 'exploring newness', and hopes to cooperate closely in R&D and 'building a safe driving capability evaluation complex'."

Chairman Yoon Jong-ki replied, "High-precision positioning technology is a key technology related to safety and stable driving of self-driving cars, and we expect to make great progress in leading self-driving service stability technology and building a future-oriented traffic safety infrastructure."

Kim Jong-kyu, head of broadcaster infrastructure division, Kim Sang-hoon, head of MBC Technology Research Institute, and Choi Dong-hwan, head of MBC Technology Research Institute, attended the event to discuss detailed cooperation between the two companies.

MBC is working with domestic and foreign autonomous vehicle developers and related research institutes by establishing its own base station infrastructure and using DMB broadcasting networks for the first time in the company is actively participating in advanced R&D fields such as autonomous vehicles, agricultural machinery, drones, heavy equipment location control, and smart construction.

In preparation for the era of autonomous vehicles, where the role of drivers is significantly reduced, the Korea Highway Traffic Authority is carrying out next-generation innovation projects aimed at building infrastructure and state-of-the-art evaluation centers to verify the safe driving capabilities of vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technology on domestic roads.

* Inquiries: Yuk Deok-soo (02-789-1643) of MBC's technical information business team.


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