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Street Lights Evolve into High-Tech Accident Reporting Network

Street Lights Evolve into High-Tech Accident Reporting Network

SEJONG, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) on Monday, four government ministries including MOLIT, Ministry of Science and ICT, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and Ministry of Interior and Safety will jointly develop a ‘Smart Street Light Platform’ starting this year. The four ministries will [...]

Verifying Conscientious Objection with Gaming Records

Verifying Conscientious Objection with Gaming Records

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — According to legal circle insiders, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office issued 10 guidelines to prosecutor’s offices nationwide on December 3 of last year to determine whether the claims of conscientious objectors are true. Conscientious objectors are individuals who refuse to serve in the military for religious reasons. Thus, the objectors [...]

New AI System Estimates Vehicle Repair Costs After Accidents

New AI System Estimates Vehicle Repair Costs After Accidents

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Insurance Development Institute announced on January 7 that it has started developing a new assessment tool called ‘Automobile Repair Cost On-line Service-α’ (AOS-α). The system’s artificial intelligence (AI) will estimate vehicle repair costs by analyzing pictures of car wrecks caused by traffic accidents. The institute is planning [...]

Busan Continues Installation of Artificial Reefs to Restore Marine Ecosystem

Busan Continues Installation of Artificial Reefs to Restore Marine Ecosystem

BUSAN, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Busan announced on Monday that it had installed seven underwater artificial reefs near Mokdo, Saha-gu to contribute to restoration efforts of the local marine ecosystem. The artificial reefs are 13.5 meters wide and 9 meters tall, and are effective in gathering migratory species. Since 1987, the City has [...]

Hyundai Motor Develops ‘Silent Taxi’, a Dream Car for the Hearing-Impaired

Hyundai Motor Develops ‘Silent Taxi’, a Dream Car for the Hearing-Impaired

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group’s ‘Silent Taxi’ project has been successfully completed, and will allow hearing-impaired individuals to drive safely by providing sound information with visual and sensory cues. The so-called ‘Silent Taxi’ was introduced on January 7, and is based on Audio-Tactile Conversion (ACT) technology. The ‘Silent Taxi’ features sensory [...]

S. Korea Develops Power Cart with Domestic Technology

S. Korea Develops Power Cart with Domestic Technology

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has developed two electric carts that can help those requiring assistance to move heavy cargo with ease. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Thursday that it had developed a Mobile Power Cart and Smart Power Carrier following an extensive R&D project which began in [...]

Kakao Teams Up with Tago Solutions To Launch Premium Taxi Services

Kakao Teams Up with Tago Solutions To Launch Premium Taxi Services

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Mobility Corp. announced on January 3 that it has signed a joint business agreement with Tago Solutions in order to provide high quality taxi services and improve the welfare of taxi drivers. With the signing of the agreement, the two companies are planning to introduce high-quality services with [...]

KakaoTalk to Introduce Anti-phishing Program

KakaoTalk to Introduce Anti-phishing Program

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp. announced plans to introduce Global Signal, a program that blocks messenger phishing, on Wednesday. The program, once it detects that an unregistered friend has a foreign phone number, will automatically replace the profile picture with a globe icon on an orange background. Adding or tapping on the [...]

S. Korean Convenience Store Offers Shopping Bag Rental Service

S. Korean Convenience Store Offers Shopping Bag Rental Service

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — CU, a South Korean convenience store chain by BGF Retail, has launched a rental service for shopping bags. Now, instead of using plastic bags, customers can rent a large shopping bag for 500 won (US$0.45). Customers can get their money back by returning the bags to any CU store. [...]

Abandoned Biomass Used to Produce Wood Pellets for Power Generation

Abandoned Biomass Used to Produce Wood Pellets for Power Generation

DAEJEON, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Felled trees and timber abandoned at lumber sites will be recycled to generate eco-friendly electricity. The Korea South-East Power Co. signed a three-year contract with a South Korean pellet fuel manufacturer to use 215,000 tons of abandoned biomass each year to produce pellet fuel that can generate electricity. Biomass [...]