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Oceans Ministry Unveils Self-Sailing Boats

Oceans Ministry Unveils Self-Sailing Boats

CHANGWON, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has unveiled self-sailing boats, which could be used to crack down on illegal fishing in future without putting the South Korean Coast Guard in danger. The unmanned smart boats developed by the oceans ministry and the Korea Research Institute of Ship and Ocean [...]

Gov’t Agency Showcases Smart Highway for Autonomous Cars

Gov’t Agency Showcases Smart Highway for Autonomous Cars

YEOJU, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced that it held an international event showcasing smart road technology suited for autonomous vehicles in the presence of a number of international observers. The event took place at a test site in Yeoju on November 20, with journalists and officials from [...]

Government to Adopt Stricter Standard for Vehicle Interior Air Quality Tests

Government to Adopt Stricter Standard for Vehicle Interior Air Quality Tests

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The government is set to adopt international standards for its vehicle indoor air pollution tests, which are stricter that the current limits. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) on Monday, new international standards for in-car air pollution were established at the 173th UNECE World Forum [...]

KAI Receives CMMI’s Top Rating for Software Development Capability

KAI Receives CMMI’s Top Rating for Software Development Capability

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), South Korea’s only aircraft maker, said Wednesday it achieved an international top rating in software development capability, a feat that it hopes will bolster its exports. KAI earned a level 5 rating of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), which appraises all aspects of a company’s aeronautical prowess, as well as the ability to push forward [...]

Samsung to Start Sales of ‘Mixed Reality’ Headset

Samsung to Start Sales of ‘Mixed Reality’ Headset

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it will release its so-called mixed reality headset in South Korea next week, tapping deeper into the virtual reality (VR) gaming industry. The South Korean tech giant said that sales will start on Tuesday of the Samsung Head Mounted Display (HMD) Odyssey developed with [...]

Airlines, Entertainment, Banking Industries Roll Out Limited Chatbot Services

Airlines, Entertainment, Banking Industries Roll Out Limited Chatbot Services

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – A portmanteau of “chat” and “robot”, chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate human conversation in both spoken speech and text format. With the seemingly inevitable advent of artificial intelligence approaching nearer by the day, South Korean airlines, entertainment and banking industry players are taking measures to get ahead [...]

Only 38 Percent of Online Posts Positive on Automated Convenience Stores

Only 38 Percent of Online Posts Positive on Automated Convenience Stores

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – With new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and other next generation technologies seemingly unveiled every other day, the potential impact of these innovations has drawn a line between optimists and pessimists, with the latter found to outnumber the former by a considerable margin, at least in South Korea. [...]

Seoul Mayor Promises Expanded Solar Power at Climate Summit in Germany

Seoul Mayor Promises Expanded Solar Power at Climate Summit in Germany

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Speaking at the “Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders” in Germany on November 12, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon pledged to reduce South Korea’s reliance on nuclear energy through a new energy policy dubbed “Seoul, City of the Sun”.  Park described the policy as “a five-year plan to supply [...]