Back to the future: South Korean professor’s self-driving car was decades ahead of the curve

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A South Korean professor built an autonomous vehicle and test-drove it across the country in the 1990s. Han Min-hong came up with his invention years before self-driving cars became a multibillion-dollar industry. His vehicle drove itself 300km (186 miles) all the way from Seoul to the southern port of Busan in 1995. But the project was scrapped as South Korea turned its efforts to developing its heavy industries.

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  • Hồ Quốc Dự

    Hồ Quốc Dự

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    Crash! be like

  • Leo1239150


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    In 1994 they did something similar in Germany and in 1995 they let that thing drive from Munich, Germany up to Copenhagen, Denmark, which is 1700km. Highway driving is pretty easy, though (for humans as well as autonomous cars). So it's cool they were able to do that kinda stuff but I doubt that with the technology of the time it would've ever been possible to achieve a car self-driving in a busy city center. That's just so much more complex, maybe even like 10 times more. Not trying to take away from the achievements of this professor or the German military, though. It's still pretty amazing what they did there.

  • Aed Gvv

    Aed Gvv

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    Westnet in Canada made a self-driving Toyota Supra in the late 90s

  • Arkadeep Kundu

    Arkadeep Kundu

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    A real life time traveller.
    The dislikers are those employees working in Tesla and other Korean car brands.

  • Jon T

    Jon T

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    Imagine if Korean government did not give up on the project......self driving cars would have come 10,20 years earlier.

  • Rovhalt


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    Send this to Elon!

  • sasas thisu

    sasas thisu

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    I should have been a revolution

  • Bryan


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    You guys can be sue tho for spreading lies to public.

  • Korean Hello KITTY

    Korean Hello KITTY

    9 hari yang lalu

    Analogic Auto Pilot

  • Sachin


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  • marvens charles

    marvens charles

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    That man was way ahead of his time... kinda sad but respect!

  • Daniel Hernandez

    Daniel Hernandez

    10 hari yang lalu

    This video provided no type of information whatsoever. They didn't even bother explaining how the autonomous car worked to prove the statement they're making.

  • † Medes for Christ

    † Medes for Christ

    10 hari yang lalu

    Asian People are very Smart

  • Juxhin Meminaj

    Juxhin Meminaj

    11 hari yang lalu

    And then big corporations come along act like they are the first to do it lol

  • Salam Selamat

    Salam Selamat

    11 hari yang lalu

    *Elon Musk plagiarized Han Min-hong's work… that's for sure*

  • Troy Raymund

    Troy Raymund

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    Imagine if that thing actually came out in the 90’s. Asian market would be booming.

  • murt kand

    murt kand

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  • Demorphus


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    elon is just a hoax

  • Kaleba Keitshokile

    Kaleba Keitshokile

    11 hari yang lalu

    Elon Musk must bow down to this dude 😈😈😈

  • Shamima Hashem

    Shamima Hashem

    11 hari yang lalu

    That time he may be called as mad man kudos genius

  • Nikhil Gihar

    Nikhil Gihar

    11 hari yang lalu

    If he was accepted he would have made flying cars by 2020.

  • Jimmy Mcjimmy

    Jimmy Mcjimmy

    12 hari yang lalu

    Madlad was in the back seat of a 1990s era AI driven car.

  • BowserSlayer


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    South Korea give this guy a holiday.

  • Hiss 。

    Hiss 。

    12 hari yang lalu

    I’d much rather drive myself.

  • mywork place

    mywork place

    12 hari yang lalu

    Typical Asian techno pain story
    .. alot of unsung heroes lost due to many reasons ... fight for bread Butter house is not getting fulfilled and how to get funding for such initiatives ... respect for this gentleman

  • most Brutal Videos

    most Brutal Videos

    12 hari yang lalu

    This is one guy you never hear of if you googled self driving car invention but I think Safe to say when you Google who invented self during cars this man should be the 1st to be listed not tesla taking credit

  • Chelyz Marx

    Chelyz Marx

    12 hari yang lalu


  • michael mark real rumahorbo

    michael mark real rumahorbo

    12 hari yang lalu

    This guy is the same person who knows what Nikola Tesla dealt in his lifetime

  • only content

    only content

    12 hari yang lalu

    Tesla 😂😂😂😂

  • qwert


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    car to busan

  • TaxEvasion


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    This wasn't implemented because Big Tech wasn't ready to move on from oil/gas. The industry made so much money, they'd be crazy not to keep using it to make profit. Now with the global warming and climate change facade, it's the perfect time to get away from the oil/gas, and move electric. Now it's the right time to move humanity "forward".
    Do we see how the game is played? 30 year old ancient technology dusted off and refined to create a new product when they say so. What else are they hiding? Where's Nikola Teslas free energy technology? Who has the patents? The US does, just like they create wars for Israels sake and plunder the countries oil and gold reserves. This is just the beginning to the corruption, not even scratched the surface. And mind you, it gets way more disturbing and horrific. The meat at McDonalds is not always from animals. Unless you call homosapiens animals. The red shoes have to come from somewhere.



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    Me: Leaves device but turns on more the volume to keep hearing the video
    Me too: Remembers he doesn't understand a thing 😂😂

  • Bonk


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    i bet this guy can make a car run with redstone

  • Bags


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    People make inventions like this all the time but get silenced or killed off. Fun fact: Free energy was created more the 100 years ago. There is actually no need for gas, electricity, petrol or oil. Electric cars were invented before petrol cars but the government scrapped the idea of a electric car because they couldn’t charge extortion prices

  • nemo pouncey

    nemo pouncey

    12 hari yang lalu

    it's john cena driving.

  • Oskar IngEnte

    Oskar IngEnte

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    Makes me wonder, if there is someone who has already created a future tech now. But, just like this guy is waiting to be discovered.

  • nemo pouncey

    nemo pouncey

    12 hari yang lalu

    I'm surprised there are no cena
    jokes on here.

  • JustUseTheWordMk


    12 hari yang lalu

    China was still sifting soils in the 80s and 90s.
    All the gullible gringos like "whoaaa dewwd'

  • Stefan Kostić

    Stefan Kostić

    12 hari yang lalu

    It was probably better than the self driving cars today

  • Shahrukh Khan

    Shahrukh Khan

    12 hari yang lalu

    Tesla lite 👍

  • Shashikumar V

    Shashikumar V

    12 hari yang lalu

    It should be 600 billion not 600 million. Tesla marketcap

  • Rahul katare

    Rahul katare

    12 hari yang lalu

    Same as Wright Brothers stolon Aircraft tech from India from RugnVeda,and Hindu religious books

  • Jerry Almeida

    Jerry Almeida

    12 hari yang lalu

    Cara tava décadas a frente do do seu tempo

  • The Guy From INDIA

    The Guy From INDIA

    12 hari yang lalu

    This way India also built Tata safari driverless in 2004

  • Peter


    12 hari yang lalu

    South Korea ahead of the game as per usual

  • Sanika Karulkar

    Sanika Karulkar

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    What happened to this guy is just sad ....

  • WaterCreamer


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    Just another reason why I love Koreans

  • Atte Gröhn

    Atte Gröhn

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    it's silly, governments from superpowers have usually tech what the public will have 20 years into the future at this moment,
    so when you see lightsabers you can expect leading economic monsters having battle ready planet destroyer beams available

  • Wade Lee

    Wade Lee

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  • One Two

    One Two

    13 hari yang lalu

    just like a Philippine inventor of car water fueled ..The government didn’t recognized nor support its project.

  • J Crews

    J Crews

    13 hari yang lalu

    Anyone else getting Back to the Future vibes from this (due to how advanced this comes off as)?

  • Scooter McRay

    Scooter McRay

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    The first self driving car was in germany

  • Stoned


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    One of South Korea’s biggest L.

  • MexicAmeRogue.


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  • valentino.3630


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    Plot twist: the real steering wheel is on the backseat

  • oz 2456

    oz 2456

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    Everybody gangsta until he press spacebar and s key to drift.

  • Azam Ali

    Azam Ali

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    And i lived 1 year in Busan and 1 year in incheon and 3 Years in seoul.

  • Smelley Vamelley

    Smelley Vamelley

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    Ghost ride da whip

  • Kishor K

    Kishor K

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    Govt always neglect intellectual ideas always later they regret of their action

  • Burak Tepe

    Burak Tepe

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    Bravo to this guy. Samsung and LG should support him at that time. Shame on you Korea

  • Some Guy

    Some Guy

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    To bad it was to ahead of his time. If only it had caught on back then, its hard to imagine where we would be today.

  • Danger


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    I really hope people don’t believe this

  • abc defg

    abc defg

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    meanwhile the Chinese are busy creating the next Covid variant lol

  • vander monke

    vander monke

    13 hari yang lalu

    imagine what this man could do with the resources tesla gets

  • vishnuprasad Ð Don

    vishnuprasad Ð Don

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    This shows we are not much developed in this field.

  • Yubi-kun


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    *Nikola Tesla flashbacks*.

  • Howard Cui

    Howard Cui

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    Just let the South Korean government focus on Heavy industries in the 90s.

  • Kaif Anwar

    Kaif Anwar

    13 hari yang lalu

    This guy : Created Self driving car in 90s.
    Meanwhile Tesla: 👁👄👁

  • Bhargav Dihora

    Bhargav Dihora

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  • Deagle50mm


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    Try in india please

  • Tristan Bulluss

    Tristan Bulluss

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    I have watched this video.

  • Pygmy Puff

    Pygmy Puff

    13 hari yang lalu

    This guy could have been a millionaire today

  • Adam Faidy

    Adam Faidy

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    Breaks my heart. Wasted genius and talent al because of politics and bureaucracy

  • Danaselan Madavan

    Danaselan Madavan

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    If he started company like tesla....could be billionaire rn.. Missed legends

  • Jared Buckley

    Jared Buckley

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    A lot of tech has been around in one form or the other for a while, the stuff thats becommimg main stream could have been invented but not properly funded or expanded on years ago. All depends on your availability for investors and if the market will be recpetive to it

  • Flaken Mask

    Flaken Mask

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    It probably killed a lot of people and was really inaccurate

  • Elver Galarga

    Elver Galarga

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    All he did was pre program a path on the road on the computer, not very practical in real life. Today's self driving cars involve sensors, gps and most important of all, it thinks for itself using algorithms and hardware that would seem like alien technology decades ago

  • Binary Ruffian

    Binary Ruffian

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    This man is a pioneer, no different than Edison or Tesla. So sad

  • sky


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    the true OG



    13 hari yang lalu

    Tesla be like: Am i a joke to you?

  • Raghu br

    Raghu br

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    Asian are brilliant but they lack system support

  • Abdul Shohid

    Abdul Shohid

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    These cars are dangerous so is tesla I wouldn’t trust it

  • Maverick


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    Elon musk when he gets this on his recommendation 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • albert m

    albert m

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    It all boils down to mass adoption. Electric battery powered vehicles have around for over 100 years. Take an idea aggressively market it for mass market adoption. Though one can't down play the engineering component of it.

  • Gangstabob716


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    Tesla needs to hire him and give an award for pioneering this tech when no one else couldn't

  • Kaki Game

    Kaki Game

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    I know all along this time, US is not so great after all.. lots of tech is originated from other country first. US claim a lot to brainwashed people.

  • Sara.C


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    Fake news. Probably just stuck a steering lock on the pedal



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    If this car would have been adopted at 1990's we would have been in 2050 technology by today

  • Cali Indica

    Cali Indica

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    2021...South Korea still makes mediocre cars.

  • Noily


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    Tesla: search video about self driving car 10-20 years ago and mass produce it

  • Cedric Quilal-lan

    Cedric Quilal-lan

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    Elon: n-n na Naniiiiii!!!!!!!!

    • Blue Dawn

      Blue Dawn

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      😂😂😂this is really amezing.

  • King cheems

    King cheems

    13 hari yang lalu

    Im 4 parallel universe a head of you be like:

  • King cheems

    King cheems

    13 hari yang lalu

    Tesla should just hire him

  • lmhvfd


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    Isn't testing this car on a public highway dangerous and reckless?

  • J L

    J L

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    This needs to be a whole documentary not just two minutes.
    Does anyone know how this car was able to stop at the traffic lights itself and recognise signs etc? Could this car drive multiple routes?
    I am amazed they were allowed to drive this car on public roads.
    Elon should meet with him if he wasn’t already aware of him. This is strange looking on Google he is only mentioned a few days ago but looking on Wiki there were a number of self driving projects from the 1980s.

  • j chuck

    j chuck

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    Making Tesla look like a joke😂😂🥵🥵🥵

  • G2 Inf1nity

    G2 Inf1nity

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    Meanwhile elon musk after seeing this

  • Jonny Waldes

    Jonny Waldes

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    But my question is how did it work? Radar? Computer vision like Tesla? But that's mind blowing for 90's tech.

  • JR


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    Elon, make the call!

  • JOSEPH Stalin

    JOSEPH Stalin

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    Tarzan the wonder car!