Seoul Boosts Smart City Status with V2X Deployment

Paul Myles, European Editor

March 10, 2022

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South Korea’s capital city has installed a V2X system for its public transportation in a bid to boost its smart city status and improve future mobility.

Seoul is now providing public transport able to intelligently alert its drivers of possible pedestrian collision, school, and silver zones, as well as road and weather conditions warnings. The C-ITS flagship system has been installed by Israeli chipset communications specialist, part of the city’s plan to establish a unique V2X and ADAS test platform supporting autonomous driving at Level 4.

The V2X system was deployed in nearly 2,000 buses operating in Sangam Digital Media City and along Seoul’s expressways. The project was spearheaded and jointly funded by city and the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT).

With thousands of systems deployed, the project claims to be one of the most extensive of any modern city.

Ram Shallom, vice-president business development and marketing in APAC at Autotalks, said: “Autotalks applauds Seoul and MOLIT for advancing their vision of a smart and safe city. By taking a bold move towards developing a modern city and placing their confidence in an innovative V2X OBU system, the city is setting the standard for others to follow. This move by Seoul will be seen as a game-changer for those cities and regions still grappling with technology decisions, allowing their indecision to hamper the future of mobility.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

About the Author(s)

Paul Myles

European Editor, Informa Group

Paul Myles is an award-winning journalist based in Europe covering all aspects of the automotive industry. He has a wealth of experience in the field working at specialist, national and international levels.

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