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Gov’t Allows Hydrogen Stations to Open Convenience Stores

A hydrogen charging station (Yonhap)

A hydrogen charging station (Yonhap)

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire)Hydrogen filling stations will now be able to open convenience stores or cafes similarly to gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stations.

The government decided upon 35 measures to resolve various issues faced by newly emerging industries at a meeting on Wednesday.

Previously, local authorities failed to approve convenience stores and other commercial facilities at hydrogen filling stations due to lack of relevant regulations.

In response, the government released an authentic interpretation to all local authorities that if there are no regulations against building commercial facilities, they should be allowed.

The government also decided to lift restrictions on building hydrogen stations near city parks and sports facilities and amend relevant legislation to expand hydrogen infrastructure.

In the meantime, operators of artificial intelligence (AI) speaker services, for development of voice recognition technology, will now be able to collect voice sources from users more easily through simplified user agreement procedures.

Unlike foreign service providers such as Google and Amazon, Korean operators had to seek agreement from users whenever they update user recognition technology, raising questions about fair treatment.

In addition, all drone registrations will now be directed to the Korea Institute of Aviation Safety Technology, a decision that will resolve complaints over a complicated drone registration process caused by lack of one-stop registration platform.

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