* Date : 2019-04-05
A low-temperature environment has been considered as a significant challenge that has to be overcome for the survival and safety of humans. However, along with the continuing researches, cryogenic technology, which can make use of the environment with a temperature of 150 degrees below zero, has garnered a lot of attention. Gases like oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen can be turned into liquid-type materials at a low temperature and it can increase the convenience in transportation. Also, seeds and cells of plants as well as DNAs of animals can be frozen and stored for a long time. Cryotherapy enables people to temporarily experience a low-temperature environment. And it has recently gained a lot of popularity. It is effective for pain relief and fatigue recovery so a lot of domestic companies have been developing related technologies. Moreover, freeze-drying, which is a processing method that can remove moisture at a low temperature and maintain the effective ingredients, has been actively used in the food and medical industries. Cryogenic technology has also been used for the researches on polar regions. It is used for an ice model basin, which is developed for the designing of icebreakers. The ice can be produced in desired thickness and hardness by slightly controlling the temperatures. We introduce cryogenic technology, which has been introduced to a lot of different fields and enriched the lives of people.
Autonomous vehicle has been in the spotlight in the automobile industry. Along with the arrival of the 5G era, improved connectivity has emerged as a core technology for autonomous driving. Technologies for connectivity can connect vehicles with communications devices and boost vehicle-to-vehicle as well as vehicle-to-infrastructure communication based on the wireless network. Thanks to the collaboration of technologies for autonomous driving and connectivity, it has become possible to listen to music or watch movies in a car. Instead of a simple means of transportation, vehicles have turned into a tool that can communicate with humans. It has led to a birth of a new term, “infotainment.” Also, domestic businesses have focused on developing technologies for vehicle-to-vehicle communication. When the technologies with improved connectivity are realized, information on driving vehicles can be connected and shared in real time. Also, people can watch videos or purchase goods in a car while driving. Improved connectivity has grown in significance along with the continuous development of autonomous driving. A shuttle bus, which can drive itself without human intervention, has been developed. And a technology that can exchange traffic information in real time is necessary to commercialize the bus. We explore the rising technologies that can improve connectivity, which will lead the era of autonomous driving in the near future.
The number of startups has continuously increased. And they have faced fierce competition to survive in the market. Along with the popularization of cutting-edge technologies including AI and AR, a growing number of domestic businesses have made advancement into overseas markets by developing related technologies. Development of unique items is one of the marketing strategies of startups who seek overseas expansion. A domestic startup has developed an online platform that can connect galleries with overseas collectors. People can enjoy diversified pieces of art more conveniently and purchase the artworks as well. So it has gained positive responses from customers. Another startup which has developed smart glass, has joined an overseas exhibition and received positive reviews. They developed a technology that can provide various kinds of augmented reality contents through the smart lens of eyeglasses. And users can enjoy various contents in real time thanks to the application of the 5G technology. By having meetings with overseas visitors and buyers, domestic startups have analyzed the latest market trends and built new distribution strategies. We look into a growing number of domestic businesses which have advanced into overseas markets based on their differentiated strategies.