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S. Korea Successfully Deploys Precision Navigation Satellite to Boost GPS Accuracy, Flight Safety

S. Korea Successfully Deploys Precision Navigation Satellite to Boost GPS Accuracy, Flight Safety

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea successfully launched a precision aviation satellite Thursday to improve the accuracy and reliability of global positioning system (GPS) signals and better ensure flight safety, the government said. The satellite for the Korea Augmentation Satellite System (KASS), the country’s first precision GPS location augmentation system, lifted off from [...]

S. Korea to Introduce GPS-based Taximeter Apps

S. Korea to Introduce GPS-based Taximeter Apps

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — App-based taximeters used under temporary permit issued by the country’s so-called regulatory sandbox program will be permanently approved by the government. A regulatory sandbox is a concept that allows small-scale, live testing of innovations by private firms in a controlled environment under the regulator’s supervision. The Ministry of Land, [...]

GPS Device that Tracks Dementia Patients a Huge Success

GPS Device that Tracks Dementia Patients a Huge Success

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A GPS device that helps detect the whereabouts of elderly dementia patients was found to be very useful in locating those who had gone missing. According to police officials, all 30 senior dementia patients who received one of the devices were found after being reported missing. The average amount [...]

Taurus Missiles to Start Operation with S. Korean Air Force This Year

Taurus Missiles to Start Operation with S. Korean Air Force This Year

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to deploy dozens of “jamming proof” air-to-ground guided missiles that can be carried on its F-15K fighters in a bid to bolster its strike capabilities amid mounting military threats from North Korea, military officials said Tuesday.   Dozens of Taurus missiles will be brought in from Germany [...]

Pokémon Go Glitch Attracts Koreans to Sokcho

Pokémon Go Glitch Attracts Koreans to Sokcho

SOKCHO, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Koreans are flocking to Sokcho, a coastal city in Gangwon Province, to play a wildly popular new smartphone game. Pokémon Go is a GPS-based augmented reality mobile game that allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon that appear in real-world locations.  It was launched in the United States, [...]

Busan Beach Offers Smart Bracelets to Prevent ‘Missing Children’

Busan Beach Offers Smart Bracelets to Prevent ‘Missing Children’

BUSAN, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s most celebrated beach, Haeundae, is offering smart bracelets starting Friday to help parents keep track of their children. More than 26 million people visited the popular vacation spot in 2015, while 16 million visited during the summer holiday season (July – August) alone. With hundreds of thousands of people [...]