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Government Mulls Easing Regulations on Hydrogen Cars and Drones

Government Mulls Easing Regulations on Hydrogen Cars and Drones

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government is expected to move forward with new policies that would permit the installation of hydrogen charging stations in semi-residential areas and commercial areas as well as the establishment of drone zones in currently prohibited airspace. Such issues were addressed yesterday at the Central Government Complex [...]

Lotte Mart Adopts QR Codes to Increase Synergy

Lotte Mart Adopts QR Codes to Increase Synergy

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Lotte Mart announced on Sunday that it will adopt QR codes for all merchandise being sold at the store, which will allow customers to use their smartphones to access detailed information as well as customer reviews about each product. The company will also provide online ordering services to customers [...]

Gov’t to Revise Laws, Regulations to Embrace Self-driving Cars

Gov’t to Revise Laws, Regulations to Embrace Self-driving Cars

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The government will revise laws and regulations in a way that facilitates the use of self-driving cars, such as changing the definition of drivers, officials said Thursday. The move is part of efforts to preemptively remove regulations that could impede the development and commercialization of self-driving cars, considered one [...]

Hyundai Motor Opens Hyundai Cradle Tel Aviv in Israel

Hyundai Motor Opens Hyundai Cradle Tel Aviv in Israel

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. announced on Tuesday the launch of Hyundai Cradle Tel Aviv, an open innovation center, in Israel. Hyundai Cradle will begin making strategic investments in AI startups in Israel and will engage with companies possessing cutting-edge technology. Hyundai Cradle is Hyundai Motor’s third global open innovation center [...]

Portal Website Naver Introduces “Home Run Replay” Function During Live Broadcast

Portal Website Naver Introduces “Home Run Replay” Function During Live Broadcast

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The popular portal website Naver Corp. revealed yesterday that it will be implementing a new function on its website that allows users to replay home runs during Korean Series baseball matches airing live. The function is based on artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The technology automatically recognizes home run sequences [...]

Everland Goes ‘Smart’ with IT Technology

Everland Goes ‘Smart’ with IT Technology

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Everland, the amusement park operating unit of Samsung C&T Corp., is incorporating cutting-edge information technology to amusement facilities and customer service to provide smart access to visitors. Samsung C&T announced on Sunday the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Friends program for Everland in collaboration with Samsung Electronics. The program [...]

Chosun University Hospital Turns to AI for Cancer Treatment

Chosun University Hospital Turns to AI for Cancer Treatment

GWANGJU, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Chosun University Hospital in Gwangju announced on Sunday that it is using Watson for Oncology, a medical AI supercomputer designed by IBM Inc., for cancer treatment. Once the information about a patient along with the preliminary diagnosis is entered, Watson delivers the optimum method of treatment by analyzing its [...]

Government Aims to Make “Smart Construction” Possible by 2030

Government Aims to Make “Smart Construction” Possible by 2030

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has established plans to create a system that utilizes smart construction technology by 2025 and to implement an automated construction system by 2030. This is according to the “smart construction technology roadmap” drawn up by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. Smart construction incorporates [...]