* Date : 2018-02-01
Sensor technology has been applied to various industrial sectors including machines, smartphones and automobiles. And over one trillion units have been produced per year. Sensors have been applied to a lot of different markets including smartphones which need over 20 different sensors as well as autonomous vehicle and safe industry. Autonomous vehicle should sense its location and the surrounding environment, so high-tech sensors can play a significant role for the further development of autonomous vehicles. Also, a smart fire detection sensor was installed at a traditional market and it has improved the safety of the citizens. On Smart Korea, we report on the ongoing development of sensors and the outlook for the market which has boosted research and development to tackle the remaining challenges including the high price.
The distribution sector has faced intensified competition along with the rise of untact marketing which implemented advanced IT skills. Untact marketing has grabbed attention along with the growing number of people who enjoy shopping alone and prefer comfortable disconnection, rather than uncomfortable interaction. As a new shopping trend which has reduced unnecessary interaction, it has been introduced to a variety of sectors in the society. The number of unmanned convenience stores has increased and public offices have provided services that used untact system. Consumers can use untact services at fast-food restaurants or department stores. On Trend Biz, we look into the rise of untact marketing along with the development of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and IT skills.
The distribution sector has faced significant changes. Since 2000s, hundreds of department stores and big supermarkets all over the country used to focus on expanding the scale and increasing the number of stores. However, along with the continuing downturn in the distribution businesses, a lot of distributors have spearheaded efforts to revitalize the market. As a result, advanced technologies of the fourth industrial revolution have been introduced and PB, or private brand products have achieved rapid growth. Moreover, along with the development of smart shopping services, cutting-edge technologies of the fourth industrial revolution have been combined with the distribution sector. On Biz Issue, we introduce a paradigm shift which has changed the landscape of the distribution industry.