State-run R&D Projects to be Undertaken More Efficiently

http://korean- Technology Research Association (MTRA) Signed an agreement with Korean Advanced Engineering Technology Cooperatives for Cooperation

The Machinery Technology Research Association (MTRA, Park Yeong-Tak as chairman) and the Korean Advanced Engineering Technology Cooperatives announced on Nov. 30, 2016, that the two parties signed an agreement for joint development of R&D projects.

The MTRA was established in 2012 in accordance with the enactment of the Industrial Technology Research cooperatives support Act with the aim of taking the lead in performing R&D activities in industrial technology and introducing and distributing advanced technology through industrial-academicresearch- public cooperation.

With the attendance of some 60 figures, including Lee Jang-Hun, the head of the Southeast Headquarters of the Korea Industrial Complex Corporation, Song Ho-Jin, chairman of the Expert Group for Next-gen, Song Seong-Jae, chief of the Economy Department of Changwon City, and Ji Gyo-Hong, the chief of the Changwon National University Changwon Industrial Complex Manufacturing Business Innovative Infrastructure Development Project Group, the two organizations agreed to intimately work together for the development of R&D projects, formation of a technological community, and realization of pilot production at the signing ceremony.

In accordance with the agreement, the two parties will jointly push R&D projects and run the New Technology Research Club and the State-run Project Development Research Club. Also, they will jointly support members of the Korean Advanced Engineering Technology Cooperatives to formulate strategies for the opening of new markets, development of global brands, enhancement of the competitiveness of intellectual property rights, and establish and develop the standards, making concerted efforts to develop the production capacity of small and medium businesses.

201701m_page_87_03Park Yeong-Tak, the chairman of the MTRA, stressed the important role of the MTRA as a liaison that develops, plans, and carries out joint technological development projects for the sharpening of the competitive edge of the manufacturing businesses and job creation. He added that with the agreement, the two parties will actively support small and medium businesses to upgrade their technology and help perform government-run R&D projects more efficiently by joining hands in drawing up and developing technologies and joint technological development projects. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Volvo to demonstrate self-driving truck technology in Korea in 3-5 years Volvo Trucks, the No. 1 imported commercial vehicle brand in South Korea, has unveiled a plan to demonstrate its self-driving truck technology in the country in the next three to five years.

In an interview with Maeil Business Newspaper, Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, said that the Sweden-based commercial vehicle maker has already developed its own autonomous driving technology and test drove autonomous vehicles on expressways and inside mines. The technology can be applied to vehicles used in other locations as well, such as harbors and construction sites, he said.

Nilsson’s comments come after Volvo Trucks recently showcased its so-called platooning technology that allows a number of autonomous trucks to drive in a platoon formation following the lead car in the front.

Nilsson said that the manufacturer has obtained all the necessary technologies for self-driving vehicles, but he expected it would take some time before the company commercializes the technology and introduce autonomous-driving trucks in Korea as it will likely take three to five years for relevant laws and regulations to be prepared.

The head of Volvo Trucks added that the company is currently developing more advanced biogas trucks and it is seeking ways to extend overall driving range of its hybrid and electric trucks that it has already introduced.

Nilsson also shared Volvo Trucks’ rosy sales forecast in Korea, its fifth-largest global market. He expected the company would sell 2,500 units in Korea this year, up 25 percent from last year’s 1,936 units, and 4,000 units in 2020.

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Kia Motors launches new K2 compact sedan in China South Korea’s Kia Motors Corp. unveiled new K2 compact sedan in China, specifically tailored to meet various demands of Chinese consumers.

Dongfeng Yueda Kia, a joint Chinese venture between Kia Motors and China`s Dongfeng Motor, said it held a ceremony to launch the new K2 in Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province of China, attended by 300 including Dongfeng Yueda Kia president Kim Gyeon and local dealers. The company began marketing of the new K2 recently.

Since its China debut in 2011, the first-generation K2 sold 774,027 units, the largest number for any single vehicle model sold by Dongfeng Yueda Kia. The new K2 is the first revamped model in five years and aimed to reflect local consumer needs from the development phase.

The new K2 features dynamic and refined interior and exterior designs, the best-in-class storage capacity, greatly improved driving performance, increased safety from expanded application of ultra-high strength steel, Apple Car Play plus a smart boot.

The new K2 has new 6 speed manual and automatic transmission over two engine types — one with a 1.4-liter Kappa gasoline engine that produces a maximum horsepower of 100, and the other with a 1.6-liter Gamma gasoline engine and 123 horsepower.

Kia Motors plans to sell up to 180,000 units annually as it is also set to launch a new five-door hatchback model of the new K2 in 2017.

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Innovative High-Powered LED Lighting Systems [INQ. NO. 1611M09] Since its establishment in 2000, DooYoung T&S has specialized in high-powered LED lighting systems featuring low power consumption, high optic efficiency, optimum radiation design, uniform intensity of illumination and a long lifespan of over 50,000 hours.

The company’s “DYSL” series LED lighting systems employ four kinds of radiation technologies as well as LED multi-chip package, high radiation ceramic & adhesive, ceramic coating heat plate and heat sink (radiator panel) and high illumination reflectors.
The combination of high illumination reflector technology and chip on board (COB) surface effectively solves the problems of eye strain, including severe luminance difference between the LED and the surrounding areas, dark shadows and glare. Thanks to the firm’s special technology concerning heat dissipation, the temperature of heat sink can be controlled not to rise high and power LEDs can be applied to the lighting systems.

Considering optimum ratio of heat dissipation, an aluminum heat sink was specially designed. Heat pipe was developed to dissipate high-temperature inner heat of floodlighting. It consists of sealed 16-angle pipes made of aluminum. The pipe is covered by ceramic with good isolation effect and heat conductivity as well as inorganic adhesive. Optimum radiation technology & materials and AC power technology are being applied to lighting devices with high output. Optic efficiency and life span can be maximized with a parallel arrangement of LED.

The firm’s high illumination reflectors are specially designed in a dual layer with 16 angles substantially increasing light concentration and reflection efficiency.

Multiple angles on the reflector plane widen the radiation field far from the light source and enhance radiation.

Making Perfect Replacement for Previous LED Lightings

The maker’s highpowered LED lighting systems with high illumination reflectors are widely 201611mm_page_25_03applicable for hangars, maintenance shops for planes, as well as all kinds of industrial and sports purposes, including street lighting, plants with high ceilings, parking lots, terminals, parks, squares, stations, performance halls, large exhibition halls, playgrounds (night lighting), flood lighting, harbors and factories.

Featuring soft and comfortable lighting no glare and shadow, indirect LED lighting systems from the company are suitable especially for supplemental lighting for greenhouse crops.
The DYSL series LED lighting products are very light: DYSL 300W and DYSL 600W weigh 8kg and 10kg per set, respectively. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Hyundai Motor to launch pilot project introducing fuel-cell taxis and car-sharing service South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. said recently that it will introduce hydrogen-powered taxis in Ulsan, South Gyeongsang, and fuel cell car-sharing service in Gwangju, South Jeolla, in November as part of a pilot project aimed to promote and popularize environmental-friendly vehicles in the industry.

Hydrogen-powered cars are considered as nextgeneration vehicles that do not discharge pollutants such as fine dust. Hyundai Motor introduced its first fuel cell electric vehicle for the Tucson sport utility vehicle in 2013 with a driving range of 415 kilometers on a single charge that takes about 3 minutes. Unlike electric vehicles that use electric power stored in a battery as energy, hydrogen electric vehicles are able to produce energy using their own fuel cells.

Hyundai Motor’s latest pilot project is aimed at advancing the era of hydrogen-powered vehicles by promoting them via taxis that are common means of transportation in the country and also car-sharing service that has been rapidly attracting users. Once the Korea’s leading automaker concludes that the market for fuel cell vehicles has the potential to grow, it would expedite the establishment of related infrastructure nationwide.

As part of the first stage of the pilot project, Hyundai Motor plans to introduce 10 Tucson fuel cell model taxis in Ulsan by November and an additional five each in Ulsan and Gwangju by the first half of 2017. In the second phase of the project, the company aims to expand target regions in the country.

Hyundai Motor expects the pilot project to pick up speed in the first half of 2018 when it unveils its new fuel cell electric vehicle model in the market. The carmaker plans to introduce 100 hydrogen-powered taxis in five regions – 20 each – with established infrastructure for vehicle charging.

According to Hyundai Motor, taxi operators in each region will be in charge of maintenance and operation of fuel cell taxis, while the automaker of car will supports vehicle purchases and aftersales service.

When it comes to the fuel cell car-sharing service that will be introduced in November in Gwangju, J’car, a local startup nurtured by Gwangju Creative Economy Innovation Center, will operate 30 vehicles – 15 hydrogen-powered electric vehicles and 15 electric vehicles. Cost for buying the vehicles will be covered jointly by Hyundai Venture Investment Corp. invested by Hyundai Motor Group that manages hydrogen funds and L&S Venture Capital that manages business funds for new technologies. Hyundai Motor will be responsible for aftersales service.

J’car plans to expand the car-sharing service in the first half of 2018 when Hyundai Motor unveils its new hydrogen fuel cell model. It aims to manage 160 vehicles in 2018 for the car-sharing service and 300 in 2020 by expanding the service to other South Jeolla regions in addition to Gwangju.

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Ssangyong teams up with Mahindra, LG U+ in connected car vehicle South Korea’s Ssangyong Motor Co., owned by India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said recently that it has teamed up with Tech Mahindra Co. and LG Uplus Corp. to develop connected cars. A connected car refers to a car equipped with Internet access which enables data transfer with other devices both inside as well as outside the vehicle and gives the driver remote access to the car.

The three companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and launch a service platform for connected cars within the next three years.

Under the deal, Ssangyong Motor will develop the car interior system. Tech Mahindra will work on the telematics platform, which enables remote access to vehicles and also security and safety monitoring. LG Uplus will provide the wireless network and also develop in-vehicle infotainment contents.

Tech Mahindra is an information and communications technology (ICT) unit of Indian auto giant Mahindra & Mahindra and largest shareholder in Ssangyong. It boasts annual sales of 4.5 trillion won and a work force of 107,000 IT professionals, a client base of more than 800 firms worldwide.

Ssangyong Motor has been ramping up cooperation for next-generation car development. It joined the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a Google Inc.-led global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders based on the Android platform, last June.

Yoon Byung-do, a senior official at the automaker said recently that the MoU paves the way for Ssangyong to sharpen its competitive edge in the smart car market.

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