Some 40 Korean companies that took part in the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas launched their own version of the show on Tuesday for consumers here at home for three days.
At Seoul's Dongdaemun Design Plaza, they showed off their latest devices -- almost all of them featuring artifical intelligence -- and some of the standouts including robots, smart homes and smart cars.
LG Electronics, which won a total of 132 awards at CES, unveiled the world's first production-ready TV that you can roll up -- the first time it's brought out the product on home soil.
The 65-inch OLED screen disappears into a long box that houses its imbedded speakers.
For visitors seeing it with their own eyes, it clearly made an impression.
"This is really new to me. I never imagined an electronic device that can be folded or rolled up. I'm a painter and I always have to carry a big laptop with me, so I look forward to someday having a laptop with this technology."
There was also a concept car from Samsung Electronics featuring what the company calls a digital cockpit system, which it introduced at CES.
The system offers IoT solutions that improve a car's connectivity, safety and convenience, and Samsung expects the platform to be available in cars by around 2021.
"I feel like I'm living in the future. You can see where people are without using the side mirrors, and if you put your mobile phone in the case in the front, the car's own screen will display what's on your phone."
"The digital cockpit also supports car-to-home interactions, allowing drivers to check what's inside their fridge or to just start up the washing machine,… basically everything while sitting at the driver's seat."
The event also featured a number of local startups,… anticipating developments that could put Korea at the head of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News.