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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 [...]

Government Lowers Car Tax to Jump-start Economy

Government Lowers Car Tax to Jump-start Economy

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A tax imposed on new car owners known as the special consumption tax will be lowered temporarily until the end of the year starting with car purchases made today. For example, consumers who buy a mid-sized sedan for 20 million won will be paying 430,000 won less tax due [...]

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 [...]