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Seoul District Launches Urban Street Galleries to Prevent Crime

Seoul District Launches Urban Street Galleries to Prevent Crime

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seocho District has established a city gallery to decorate a secluded area with lights and paintings. The district’s new gallery, located in the underground walkway that connects Yangjaecheon Bridge and Express Bus Terminal Station, uses augmented reality (AR) technology to communicate with visitors and residents. The gallery is [...]

S. Korea to Build Pedestrian-friendly Infrastructure

S. Korea to Build Pedestrian-friendly Infrastructure

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Roads in downtown areas mainly designed for cars only will be renovated to ensure the safety of pedestrians. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport announced on Wednesday new plans to create a pedestrian-first road environment. Roads used to be designed primarily for cars, with a specific focus on [...]

Seoul to Introduce Citizen’s Safety Insurance That Covers All Citizens

Seoul to Introduce Citizen’s Safety Insurance That Covers All Citizens

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it will introduce a Citizen’s Safety Insurance policy which will disburse as much as 10 million won (US$8,300) to victims of various accidents starting next year. The city government will be in charge of signing an insurance contract with an insurance [...]

More than 110,000 Downloads of Seoul Safety App

More than 110,000 Downloads of Seoul Safety App

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ansimi App, a safety app designed by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to help citizens return home safely at night, has reached 110,000 downloads just 11 months since its introduction. Ansimi App is connected to some 40,000 closed-circuit television feeds installed across Seoul to monitor real-time situations and provide [...]

S. Korea to Deploy ‘Ambulance Drones’ at Mountains Next Year

S. Korea to Deploy ‘Ambulance Drones’ at Mountains Next Year

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea seeks to deploy first-aid drones at popular mountains next year to deliver emergency medical supplies to victims on time, officials said Friday. The state-run Korea National Park Service (KNPS) said it plans to introduce 32 “ambulance drones” at 16 national mountain parks across the country next year. [...]