Resurfaced Video Shows South Korean Professor Testing Self-Driving Car in the 1990s

Published Apr 07 2021 at 2:29 AM GMT
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  • Decades before the recent tech interest in autonomous vehicles, South Korean professor Han Min-hong nearly perfected his own self-driving car.
  • Amazingly preceding the emerging multibillion-dollar industry, Han test-drove his invention across the country in a resurfaced video from the 1990s.
  • The video from 1995 shows the now-retired professor taking his autonomous vehicle for an impressive 186 mile trip from Seoul to the southern port of Busan.
  • Simply sitting in the back seat to watch over his creation, the car effortlessly navigated the highway as Han oversaw operations that he ingeniously outfitted.
  • Ultimately the promising project was scrapped as South Korea shifted towards developing heavy industries.




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  • Published Apr 7, 2021 2:29 AM GMT