* Date : 2019-04-12
5G technology has emerged as a key issue in the domestic and overseas markets. The technology has received the limelight as it is one of the basic technologies that can give a boost to the fourth industrial revolution. On April 5, Korea has become the first county in the world that commercially launched 5G mobile services. It has officially shown the commercialization of 5G network. 5G technology, which has ultra-high speed, ultra-low latency and hyperconnectivity, is expected to bring innovative changes to people’s lives as well as to different industrial sectors. Video contents market is one of the fields that has experienced changes more rapidly than other areas. Slow reaction speed, which used to be one of the weak points of the existing VR and AR contents, can be improved by applying 5G technology. And it can be led to the market expansion. Moreover, 5G technology is expected to play a critical role for the commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Along with the commercialization of 5G services, researches on autonomous vehicles have been actively carried out. It is possible to receive traffic information from autonomous vehicles in real time and build safe transportation infrastructure. We look into the commercialization of 5G network, which will dramatically change people’s daily lives as well as a variety of industrial sectors.
Drone refers to an unmanned aerial vehicle that can be controlled remotely and fly autonomously. It has been used for a variety of industrial sectors including military, distribution, filming and safety inspection. A growing number of people have enjoyed flying drones and it has gained recognition as a popular hobby. And it has led to a birth of a new term, “drone multitainer,” which refers to people who enjoy flying drones as a hobby and also create economic added values with it. Also, a lot of new markets have been created for beginners and drone cafe is one of the examples. Beginners can have a chance to see and fly various kinds of drones at a drone flight zone, which has a height of two stories. The place has become popular as it provides diversified experiences to visitors. A lot of researches on drones have been carried out in order to meet the growing demand and make use of drones for a broader range of areas. Development of high-altitude solar-powered drone, which can fly at a high altitude with low power, is one of the examples. The additional researches have been continuously promoted to increase flying hours and enhance durability so that it can endure an extremely low temperature. We introduce the continuing development of drones, which has led the development of various industrial sectors.
Cutting-edge imaging technologies including AR and VR have been developed. And 360-degree images, which have overcome the limits of people’s vision, have garnered a lot of attention. And the businesses who have developed related technologies have sought ways to penetrate overseas markets. First, 360-degree contents can be combined with virtual reality technologies. By escaping from the existing contents that people can just watch, advanced contents that can interact with viewers have been developed. Aside from simply filming different images, 360-degree cameras can sense different objects and provide information as well. A 360-degree camera which is made of a special lens and a sensor has been applied to parking lots. And it has increased the convenience of people. Security and safety industries are the areas that have actively used images filmed with a 360-degree camera. A wearable 360-degree camera, which enables people to use their hands freely and can send the videos in real time, can also contribute to more effective use of manpower. Domestic startups which have developed a wearable 360-degree camera have been cooperating with major companies in order to make advancement into overseas markets. We explore the rise of 360-degree contents, which have overcome the visual limitations and garnered a lot of attention in the global market.