May 10 (UPI) -- South Korea plans to open the world's largest test site for self-driving cars in October, government officials said.
K-City, an 88-acre site, is under construction and will provide testing ground as large as a city, according the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport said.
But it will be dwarfed by the new American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Mich. The U.S. Department of Transportation broke ground on the 335-acre Willow Run site last year.
South Korea began testing self-driving cars across the country last year. K-City's test bed will provide bus-only lanes, expressways and parking zones in a controlled environment.
K-City will be used by South Korean companies SK Telecom, Naver, Samsung and automakers Hyundai and Kia.
Samsung, the world's No. 1 smartphone manufacturer, recently gained approval to test self-driving cars on South Korea's public roads.