i3 - January/February 2018 - 14

Tech

By Mark Chisholm

I N T E R N AT I O N A L FO C US

SOUTH KOREA
2018 Winter
Olympics to Preview
5G Technology
A number of technologies
related to 5G wireless broadband will be used during
the 2018 PyeongChang Winter
Games (February 9-25), giving
attendees a sneak peek at what
might be the future of sporting
events. South Korea's National
Information Society Agency
will implement the technologies
at sporting venues, as well as
Seoul's Incheon International
Airport, to enable 5G-based
experiences such as navigation
via augmented reality, as well
as virtual reality experiences
made possible by cameras
installed on athletes.

The South Korean Ministry
of Land, Infrastructure and
Transport announced the
opening of K-City, which will
serve as a smart city for testing
self-driving vehicle technology.
The 79-acre site is located
south of Seoul in Hwaseong,
Gyeonggi province, and features a highway system to
simulate 35 driving conditions
to test self-driving technologies.

LG DELEGATION
VISITS PITTSBURGH
A delegation of 40 LG Electronics executives
visited Pittsburgh in November, reportedly eyeing the city for potential partnerships and
investments. The delegation, led by LG Chief
Technical Officer Skott Ahn, examined the local
university, startup and investment climate.
"Pittsburgh's strength in robotics and artificial
intelligence and their broad applicability to our
areas of business make the Pittsburgh area, its
educational institutions and startups a natural
place for potential LG collaboration in the
future," Ahn said in a statement.

South Korean
manufacturing company
Hankuk Carbon has
entered into a joint
venture with Israel
Aerospace Industries
to develop drone
technologies for both
military and civilian use.
The new joint venture,
Korea Aviation
Technologies (KAT),
was signed during the
2017 International
Aerospace and Defense
Exhibition in Seoul.
"Both companies have
established a firm relationship within
a short period of time,
and the result will be
passed on to the HC-IAI
joint venture," said
Hankuk Carbon CEO
Moon-Soo Cho.

Startup Focuses on Food Safety
The Wave Talk, a South Korean startup, has developed technology that
improves food safety by simplifying the detection of bacterial contamination.
TWT's technology, the Total Wave Inspection System, uses a laser to penetrate a liquid and detect bacteria that may cause foodborne illness. While easily incorporated into production lines at restaurants, many believe the
affordable technology could also be built into smart homes.
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Clockwise from top left: Ali Mir/Alamy Stock Photo, Courtesy of Korea Aviation
Technologies, Courtesy of Wave Talk, Bloomberg/Getty Images.

K-City to Serve
as Self-Driving
Testbed

Israel,
South Korea
Work on
Drones



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