Samsung receives approval to test self-driving cars in South Korea

Samsung has received approval to test self-driving vehicles in South Korea and will begin with a “Hyundai equipped with the latest cameras and sensors,” according to The Korean Herald. Little is known about Samsung’s intentions at this time. The move comes a few weeks after Apple received similar approval to test self-driving vehicles in California. […]

Thailand pushes public-private partnerships to build smart cities

Faced with daunting costs for urban technology upgrades, the government of Thailand is actively fostering private smart city partnerships. Singapore’s e27 News examined Thailand’s recent prioritization of private smart city partnerships. Under a government plan to accelerate smart cities around the country, Thailand has called on private industry to launch ventures devoted to innovation, asset […]

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Using IoT to help farmers to protect livestock from fires

An increasing number of farm fires are being caused by electrical arc faults, a high-power discharge of electricity between two or more conductors. Nare IoT Labs, a South Korean startup, has developed a cost effective solution to prevent and warn farmers of any faults, before the fire starts. The system, called “Prevention System for Electrical […]

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Korean rules falling behind on self-driving development

The South Korean government is failing to support the development of self-driving vehicles, due to “excessive and unnecessary” regulations that are forcing manufacturers to test cars in other countries. That’s what the Korea Economic Research Institute, a private think tank, said to The Korea Herald on Wednesday. The institute is worried that if the government […]

For tomorrow’s cities, IoT is the name of the game

Cities use up to 80% of the world’s resources, while occupying only 2% of its territory. That’s a pretty scary thought, right? Smart cities are now a necessary tool in the long term economic growth and well-being of citizens, as well as in our obligation to control climate change. Smart urbanization brings convenience and opportunity to […]

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Goyang: South Korea’s model smart city model coming to life

South Korea, one of the most technologically advanced nations on the planet, plans to build a smart city model in Goyang to trial various Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives before implementing them in other cities. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning revealed that LG Uplus, the third largest carrier in the country, will […]

Nationwide IoT network to link up South Korean smart cities

Smart city ambitions just leveled up thanks to a partnership between South Korean firms Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom that will build a nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) friendly network. As reported by TheVerge.com, the companies announced plans to construct a network across South Korea for connected devices and smart city technology. The coast-to-coast network […]

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Is this solar-powered flexible battery the future of wearables?

Researchers have developed a new solar powered battery, capable of changing its shape to fit various flexible forms. The University of Illinois, Northwest University, and researchers in South Korea and China developed the battery. The team says the battery could transform the wearables market by lowering the space required for a battery, a big benefit for […]