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KORAIL Introduces ‘Wearable Airbag’ to Prevent Fatal Injuries from Falls

KORAIL Introduces ‘Wearable Airbag’ to Prevent Fatal Injuries from Falls

DAEJEON, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run railway operator Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL) said Wednesday that it will introduce a ‘wearable airbag’ to prevent accidents for employees working in high places. The new wearable airbag is a safety jacket worn by employees working at height. If it senses a falling motion, it automatically [...]

Railway Operator to Use Big Data Technology to Stop Fare Evasion

Railway Operator to Use Big Data Technology to Stop Fare Evasion

DAEJEON, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s railway operator introduced a new system on Friday that uses big data technology to prevent fare evasion. Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL)’s new system analyses the list of tickets issued to identify illegal subway rides. The system will primarily be used to crack down on the abuse of [...]

IT Technology Allows for Safer Shunting of Railway Vehicles

IT Technology Allows for Safer Shunting of Railway Vehicles

DAEJEON, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — IT technology will now be applied to tasks connecting or detaching railway vehicles to increase safety of the workers. South Korea’s state-run railway operator Korea Railroad Corp. (Korail) introduced the new remote-control shunting system at Daejeon Marshalling Yard on Thursday, a system which allows locomotives to be controlled from [...]

AI Technology Used to Check Rail Tracks

AI Technology Used to Check Rail Tracks

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea Railroad Corporation or Korail, the country’s national railroad operator, announced that it has successfully created a system that alerts railway workers to bird’s nests on the tracks by transmitting relevant data to workers. According to Korail, the new system, based on artificial intelligence, can identify a magpie’s nest [...]

South Korea to Use Smart Technology for Rail Safety

South Korea to Use Smart Technology for Rail Safety

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government will use cutting-edge technology such as drones and the Internet of Things to improve the safety of the nation’s railway network. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has introduced a comprehensive white paper outlining technology projects over the next ten years, including the installation of [...]