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Korea Post on Track to Commercialize Self-driving Unmanned Post Office

Korea Post on Track to Commercialize Self-driving Unmanned Post Office

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The state postal service Korea Post said Thursday it will commercialize advanced information and communication technology-based self-driving unmanned post collection and delivery service from next year. To realize autonomous delivery service on the basis of new technology such as 5G, big data and AI, the agency has invested about [...]

Seoul City to Distribute Autonomous Car Simulator as Open Source Software

Seoul City to Distribute Autonomous Car Simulator as Open Source Software

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will distribute a self-driving car simulator that virtually recreates the autonomous driving vehicle test drive zone in the city’s western district of Sangam as open-source software. The virtual world implements a three-dimensional, high-definition map that renders even the slightest details like lane [...]

S. Korea’s First Autonomous Library Robot Approved

S. Korea’s First Autonomous Library Robot Approved

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Moves are afoot for the introduction of South Korea’s first self-driving library robot that autonomously moves around a park to lend books to citizens. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry had held a deliberation committee meeting regarding regulatory sandbox measures, [...]

New Hyundai Mobis Tech Monitors Brainwaves to Detect Driver’s Condition

New Hyundai Mobis Tech Monitors Brainwaves to Detect Driver’s Condition

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean company has developed an innovative self-driving technology that can detect a driver’s condition by measuring their brainwaves. Auto parts maker Hyundai Mobis Co. said Wednesday that it had developed a brainwave-based driver monitoring system called M.Brain. Starting from this year, M.Brain will be tested on public [...]

S. Korea Develops Technology to Unify Transition of Control for Self-driving Vehicles

S. Korea Develops Technology to Unify Transition of Control for Self-driving Vehicles

DAEJEON, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced Tuesday that it had developed guidelines for the process that allows a driver to safely accept control back from a self-driving vehicle. Autonomous driving vehicles with semi-automation systems sometimes require that the driver intervene. Based on various situations, the driver [...]

Roles of Carmakers, Auto Insurers Converge in Self-driving Era: Study

Roles of Carmakers, Auto Insurers Converge in Self-driving Era: Study

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The trend of convergence in the roles of carmakers and auto insurers is forecast to accelerate as self-driving technologies continue to become more sophisticated, a report showed Monday. A growing number of carmakers are providing car insurance services by themselves or establishing joint ventures with insurance companies to develop [...]