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COVID-19: S. Koreans Shun Hotels, Sleep in Car Instead

COVID-19: S. Koreans Shun Hotels, Sleep in Car Instead

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Outdoor activities are on the rise as the coronavirus outbreak stabilizes in South Korea, but products that help people minimize contact with others are still gaining popularity. WeMakePrice Inc., a local open market operator, said Wednesday that sales of camping gear designed to help people to sleep in their [...]

New AI Voice Assistant Minimizes Driver Distractions

New AI Voice Assistant Minimizes Driver Distractions

DAEJEON, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of South Korean researchers has developed an in-car voice assistant based on artificial intelligence (AI) communication technology that avoids initiating conversation with the driver when it is determined that it would be a distraction. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology said Monday that a research [...]

Local Governments Encourage Use of Hydrogen-powered Cars

Local Governments Encourage Use of Hydrogen-powered Cars

  CHANGWON, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Changwon municipal government will launch a series of hydrogen car projects in a bid to promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles, starting with the opening of a hydrogen station tomorrow. Changwon is the latest city in South Korea to join the recent trend of encouraging the use of [...]

Gov’t to Revise Law, Allowing Mirrorless Vehicles

Gov’t to Revise Law, Allowing Mirrorless Vehicles

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government said Monday that it will soon revise the law on vehicle safety to allow camera monitor systems to replace side and rear view mirrors in cars, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the possibility of accidents.  A mirrorless vehicle may save up to 10 [...]

S. Korea’s Auto Exports Plunge to 7-Yr Low in Aug.

S. Korea’s Auto Exports Plunge to 7-Yr Low in Aug.

SEJONG, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s car exports shrank to a seven-year low in August due mainly to contracted global demand and partial strikes at local carmakers, the government said Tuesday.  Outbound shipments of vehicles came to 142,987 units last month, down 18.6 percent from 175,610 units tallied a year earlier, according to [...]