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Remote-controlled Cameras to Check Blind Spots at Han River

Remote-controlled Cameras to Check Blind Spots at Han River

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government is adopting remote-controlled wireless cameras for safety checks at bridges spanning the Han River. The new initiative will see the local government use wire and rail cameras to inspect hard-to-reach areas like facilities underneath bridges, without putting safety inspectors in danger. “Until recently, a barge had [...]

Korea Traditional Culture Center to Open VR Experience Zone

Korea Traditional Culture Center to Open VR Experience Zone

JEONJU, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Jeonju will open a virtual reality experience zone at the Korea Traditional Culture Center for local residents and tourists next month. According to the Jeonju IT & CT Industry Promotion Agency, the VR experience zone on the first floor of the Korea Traditional Culture Center (KTCC) will [...]

South Korea Shows Off Cooperative Driving Among Autonomous Vehicles

South Korea Shows Off Cooperative Driving Among Autonomous Vehicles

HWASEONG, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea successfully demonstrated 5G cooperative driving technology for autonomous vehicles at K-City in Hwaseong on Monday, along with the latest road safety technology that prevents accidents in inclement weather and blind spots. It’s the first time in the world that cooperative driving has been trialed as part of [...]

Cheonggyecheon Stream to Become ‘Language-Free Zone’

Cheonggyecheon Stream to Become ‘Language-Free Zone’

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has teamed up with translation startup Flitto to introduce a language free zone along Cheonggyecheon Stream. According to Flitto on Friday, a language free zone service will be available in eight locations around Cheonggyecheon Stream, presenting information in different languages in tandem with the company’s [...]

Autonomous Shuttle Service Begins at University of Transportation

Autonomous Shuttle Service Begins at University of Transportation

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Self-driving shuttles are now shuffling students across campus at the Korea National University of Transportation. According to the KNUT, the self-driving shuttle service began on Wednesday after a launch ceremony was held at its Chungju campus, in a move to develop a brand new public transport service. The autonomous shuttle [...]

Amazon-Busan Cloud Innovation and Technology Center Upgraded with Display Room and Training Area

Amazon-Busan Cloud Innovation and Technology Center Upgraded with Display Room and Training Area

BUSAN, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – In November of last year, the Amazon-Busan Cloud Innovation and Technology Center opened its doors for the first time. Located at Dongseo University’s Centum Campus, the facility is backing a number of startups specializing in areas ranging from artificial intelligence and online gaming to the center’s main field of [...]

Naver’s AI-backed Translation Service “Papago” Adds Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian to its Catalog

Naver’s AI-backed Translation Service “Papago” Adds Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian to its Catalog

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean internet giant Naver announced on September 11 that its online translation service “Papago” has added Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and traditional Chinese to its translating capabilities.  With Korean, English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and French already on board, the latest inclusions means Papago is “ready to go” in [...]

South Korean Broadcasters Begin Ultra-HD Transmission

South Korean Broadcasters Begin Ultra-HD Transmission

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Broadcasters Association announced on Wednesday the launch of ultra-high-definition broadcasts by three major broadcasters – KBS, MBC and SBS.  UHD broadcasts provide four times the resolution of the current high-definition broadcasts, and viewers can experience various IP-based services when they connect their TVs to the Internet, officials [...]

Lotte Department Store Introduces Robot Assistant

Lotte Department Store Introduces Robot Assistant

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Lotte Department Store’s Myeongdong location became South Korea’s first retail outlet on Monday to introduce robot shopping assistant “el Bot.”  The 1.2-meter-tall machine is capable of providing various information to shoppers, according to officials.  For example, it can recommend and give directions to restaurants inside the department store, or [...]