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Radar-based Cameras Can Now Detect Speeding Vehicles on the Hard Shoulder

Radar-based Cameras Can Now Detect Speeding Vehicles on the Hard Shoulder

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Smart unmanned speed control equipment, which can monitor several lanes at once with a single camera, will be operated in Gangwon Province. The Gangwon Provincial Police Agency (GPPA) reported that it will operate radar-based unmanned speed control cameras, which are different from the existing lane-based cameras, starting in August. [...]

Diesel Cars Account for More than Half of Total Distance Travelled by Cars in S. Korea

Diesel Cars Account for More than Half of Total Distance Travelled by Cars in S. Korea

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Diesel cars, known to be one of the major causes of air pollution, comprised nearly half of all automobiles driven in South Korea last year. The Korea Transportation Safety Authority announced last Friday that cars in South Korea covered a total distance of 327.1 billion kilometers last year, an [...]

S. Koreans Prefer White Cars, Study Shows

S. Koreans Prefer White Cars, Study Shows

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that South Korean customers typically prefer white cars, and tend to purchase vehicles painted in achromatic tones. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd, a multinational coatings provider, said that one out of three vehicles sold in South Korea was white, followed by gray (21 percent), black [...]

S. Korea Unlikely to Retake 5th-Largest Carmaker Title from India

S. Korea Unlikely to Retake 5th-Largest Carmaker Title from India

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is not likely to regain its status as the world’s fifth-largest automaker, as India has been increasing the production of vehicles at a rapid pace, an industry report said Wednesday.  South Korea was the fifth-largest producer for 11 years from 2005 until 2015 before slipping to the [...]

Korean Vehicle Classification to Reflect Dynamic Automotive Industry

Korean Vehicle Classification to Reflect Dynamic Automotive Industry

SEJONG, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean vehicle classification, which previously fell into categories such as small, medium or full-sized according to engine displacement and size, will undergo changes for the first time in 30 years. Technological advancements have brought new and diverse cars into the market, such as eco-friendly cars and micro compact cars, [...]

Vehicle Registration Grew 3.9 Pct in 2016: Ministry

Vehicle Registration Grew 3.9 Pct in 2016: Ministry

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of registered vehicles in South Korea continued to grow, nearing 22 million in 2016, the government said Tuesday.  Car registrations came to 21,803,351 units as of end-2016, up 3.9 percent or some 813,000 from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.  The [...]

S. Korea’s Auto Exports Plunge to 7-Yr Low in Aug.

S. Korea’s Auto Exports Plunge to 7-Yr Low in Aug.

SEJONG, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s car exports shrank to a seven-year low in August due mainly to contracted global demand and partial strikes at local carmakers, the government said Tuesday.  Outbound shipments of vehicles came to 142,987 units last month, down 18.6 percent from 175,610 units tallied a year earlier, according to [...]