SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Road Traffic Authority in Korea will implement its “Road Traffic 3.0″ priority projects as part of assisting the government-wide initiative to carry out urgent tasks to “make every member of the society happy.” In partnership with the National Police Agency, the authority will provide services using the urban traffic information system (UTIS) and open its international drivers license and traffic accident databases to the public for legitimate purposes.
Ju Sang-Yong, chief director of the Road Traffic Authority, said on July 10, “As part of lending a helping hand to realize the ‘Government 3.0′ vision, we will come up with state-of-the-art service offerings.”
In addition to the services mentioned above, the authority will implement plans such as lifetime traffic safety training based on an analysis of motorists’ driving habits using big data, children’s school bus operations jointly with private contractors, active use of people’s suggestions based on the idea of “crowd sourcing,” and transportation support for the socially underprivileged.
Meanwhile, South Korea’s ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said in May it will work with the National Information Society Agency (NIA) to build a new big data center to help its industry catch up with global technology giants.
The government has selected six Big Data pilot projects in the fields of transportation, health, medication and others with an aim of completing them by the end of this year.
The Ministry of Future, Creation and Science is going to develop public services by linking large-sized data retained by the public and private sectors.