SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul will lean on the IoT devices produced by startups to, among other things, prevent life-threatening accidents from occurring at the city’s camping sites.
The city announced today that it has earmarked 2.7 billion won to fund its “IoT City” project.
The IoT devices will be used in diverse forms and settings. At Seoul’s campgrounds, tents for rent will come with a carbon monoxide gauge attached. The gauge signals a warning to the area administrator should the carbon monoxide levels within the tent exceed a certain threshold.
A different type of sensor will be placed within taxis for the disabled that check for speeding, flaws in the body of the vehicle and route.
IoT sensors will even be used in septic tanks, where they will monitor whether the system that reduces odors is properly functioning. When a problem arises or the system begins to malfunction, the sensors will alert the supervisor in charge of that particular septic tank.
Besides that, GPS will be used in the underground commercial complexes of subway stations to show the locations of exits, smoke detectors, stores and AEDs (automated external defibrillator).
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)