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S. Korea Unveils World’s First Geostationary Air Pollution Monitoring Satellite

S. Korea Unveils World’s First Geostationary Air Pollution Monitoring Satellite

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday unveiled the world’s first geostationary environmental monitoring satellite that can closely check the movement of fine dust and other air pollutants in the East Asian region in real time. The 3.4-ton Chollian-2B, scheduled to be sent into orbit from French Guiana in February 2020, will [...]

Doosan Infracore Unveils High-tech Control System for Construction Sites

Doosan Infracore Unveils High-tech Control System for Construction Sites

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Doosan Infracore Co., South Korea’s leading construction equipment maker, on Wednesday introduced a comprehensive control system for the management of construction sites with unmanned and automated technologies. Doosan Infracore demonstrated “Concept-X” at its test center in Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province, 140 kilometers south of Seoul, with officials from Bosch, [...]

Hyundai Mobis Develops Rear-autonomous Emergency Braking Technology

Hyundai Mobis Develops Rear-autonomous Emergency Braking Technology

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s biggest auto parts maker, said Wednesday it has developed a new rear-autonomous emergency braking (R-AEB) technology. In a first for the automobile industry, Hyundai Mobis used ultra short range radar (USRR) rather than a combination of camera and ultrasonic sensor to develop the R-AEB [...]

Hyundai Motor Develops Road Noise-cancelling System Using Sound Waves

Hyundai Motor Develops Road Noise-cancelling System Using Sound Waves

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s very first active noise control technology by using sound waves. South Korea’s top automaker announced on Monday that it has completed a 6-year journey to develop its Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) system, which prevents road noise from entering the car. The company [...]

Hanjin Heavy to Build S. Korea’s 1st Very Large Oil Spill Response Vessel

Hanjin Heavy to Build S. Korea’s 1st Very Large Oil Spill Response Vessel

BUSAN, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., a midsized shipyard in South Korea, said Wednesday it has won a 70-billion-won (US$60 million) order to build the country’s first multi-purpose very large oil spill response vessel (OSRV). Under the deal with state-run Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation, Hanjin Heavy will deliver [...]

Hyundai Develops AI-based Self-driving Technology

Hyundai Develops AI-based Self-driving Technology

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group said Monday it has developed an artificial intelligence-based autonomous driving technology and will apply it in its models. The South Korean automaker has developed the smart cruise control-machine learning (SCC-ML) technology, in which the vehicle analyzes the driver’s driving patterns and allows partial autonomous driving under [...]

Samsung Heavy Develops World’s 1st Fuel Cell-powered Crude Carrier

Samsung Heavy Develops World’s 1st Fuel Cell-powered Crude Carrier

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Heavy Industries Co., a major shipbuilder here, said Thursday it has developed the world’s first Aframax crude oil tanker (COT) powered by fuel cells. Samsung Heavy said it had acquired approval in principle from DNV GL, a Norway-based classification society, for its fuel cell-powered Aframax COTs. Completion of [...]

World’s 1st Hydrogen Charging Station at a Parliament Building Opens

World’s 1st Hydrogen Charging Station at a Parliament Building Opens

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The world’s first hydrogen charging station at a parliament building opened at the National Assembly in Seoul on Tuesday. The achievement is seen as a new era for the hydrogen economy in South Korea as the country’s political center now accommodates a commercial hydrogen charging station. The two hydrogen [...]

S. Korean Researchers Develop World’s First Biodegradable Stent

S. Korean Researchers Develop World’s First Biodegradable Stent

DAEJEON, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new biodegradable stent that naturally dissolves within the human body. It is composed of a unique material which became the world’s first to pass a pre-clinical trial. The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials in Daejeon announced on Tuesday that its [...]