* Date : 2016-11-08
Arirang TV brings you PROJECT-K, its first episode airing at 6:30 a.m. on November 8.
PROJECT-K is a program that focuses on the "9 National Strategic Projects" that were selected at the 2nd National Science and Technology Strategy Session held on August 10.
These nine projects each utilizes science and technology to improve the quality of life in Korea and lead the country's future. Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, lightweight materials, and smart cities were chosen as drivers of future growth, while precision medicine, bio-pharmaceuticals, carbon capture & storage, and particulate pollution were selected as fields that will enhance the nation's quality of life.
The government plans to invest approximately 1.6 trillion won in these nine fields as new growth engines. Each week, PROJECT-K will explore each of the fields selected for the "9 National Strategic Projects," as well as four other fields in which much efforts are being made in Korea to further their advancement.
The first episode of PROJECT-K covers diverse means of transportation that represent the concept of "smart mobility," including autonomous vehicles, a field included in the "9 National Strategic Projects."
We first take a look at two examples of the changes that means of transportation are undergoing at present: the maglev train, which was developed with domestic technologies only and made Korea the second country in the world to successfully commercialize it, and the bimodal tram, which has recently gained much attention as a new transportation system.
Next, get a glimpse of the changes that are taking place on the road by learning about the "Smart Highway" initiative, which is aimed at eliminating all possibilities of accidents, and the future it is expected to bring.
Lastly, learn about how far self-driving technologies have come in Korea by looking at "SNUver," which first came into operation in November of last year. We also witness the creation of detailed road maps, which are being made with the government's support as a measure to catch up with other countries who are one step ahead of Korea in terms of self-driving technologies.
Tune in to PROJECT-K every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m.!