Electric Vehicle Automatic Recharging Robot

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Samsung C-Lab developed ‘EVAR,’ an Electric Vehicle Automatic Recharging Robot, for the First Time in the Industry Circle.

[INQ. NO. 1810M09] An in-house venture of Samsung Electronics has developed an electric vehicle automatic recharging robot for the first time in the industry. With a robot, you need not touch the high-voltage recharging cable to charge the electric vehicle. There is no need to have a dedicated parking space for installation of fixed facilities. As it is made of waste batteries of electric vehicles left throughout the country, reuse value is also secured. It is notable how Samsung Electronics will commercialize this robot.
According to the industry, a C-lab engaging in the in-house venture development program of Samsung Electronics has recently developed ‘EVAR,’ an electric vehicle automatic recharging robot. EVAR finds by itself any electric vehicle that needs to be recharged, recharges it without human help and then returns to its original location. Its structure is similar to that of a home robot vacuum cleaner.
There existed similar types of recharger including the fixed-type recharging robot jointly developed by Volkswagen and Kuka and the mobile recharger developed by FreeWire of the USA. However, EVAR is the world’s first robot that finds and recharges the vehicle by itself without human help using the autonomous driving function.
In case of EVAR, all that the first driver has to do is to connect the exclusive adaptor to the vehicle charging port and then mount it on the front license plate. All the work is done just by giving a recharging order with a smartphone (NFC communication).
The robot that received the command searches the corresponding vehicle by recognizing the QR code at its own position, recognizes the license plate of the vehicle, and automatically recharges the electric vehicle. This robot is designed to perfectly match the vehicle charging connector and the robot charging port by applying the three-axis (XYZ) precision control algorithm at this time.
The adaptor mounted on the vehicle license plate plays a role of docking station connecting the vehicle with the robot.
EVAR moves at a maximum speed of 2 km/h. LIDAR and ultrasonic sensors are used to detect obstacles and movement routes. This robot is designed to stop immediately in the event of collision as the bumper located at its bottom is equipped with a push switch sensor.
After recharging is completed, the robot automatically returns to the separate recharging facility for recharging the battery built in the robot. The EVAR recharging output released at this time was designed in a slow speed (7 kW), but it is also possible to manufacture a medium-speed recharging robot of 20 to 30kW level. As it is manufactured to the standardized battery pack of the existing electric vehicle, the robot can be commercialized based on the waste batteries without any complicated application work.

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Ultra-fast Chargers

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiry[INQ. NO. 1805M21] One of the most outstanding electric vehicle charging devices introduced recently by Daeyoung Chaevi is the 400kW high-speed charging device. In addition to a single charge function, it is capable of distributed charging to secure the effectiveness by allowing charging of many vehicles at once.
In addition to the ultra-fast, high-capacity charger (400kW), Daeyoung Chaevi has introduced diverse equipment including a 7kW standard charger and a 50kW fast charger, which are already on the market, as well as 100kW and 200kW fast chargers.
Apart from the availability of high-capacity and fast charging, the apparent improvement in the designs and the interfaces has added a lot of aesthetic charm as well, while a high-resolution touch screen is applied to enhance the product’s use and satisfaction. In addition, Daeyoung Chaevi recently unveiled the concept of the Smart Moving Charger presenting a unique charger. Installed at the top of the space, it can be charged within the range where the smart moving charger can be located without any limit of space for a charge. This allows charging even in a space outside the designated charging position for an electric car, and further enables one to cope more effectively with problems such as parking.
An official of Daeyoung Chaevi confidently explained, “With the increasing demand for fast chargers in the market, we are fully prepared to provide a variety of chargers ranging from 100kW to 400kW, and can effectively cope with the demand for fast chargers for the new electric cars to be developed in the future.”

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Eight New Industries Emerge as Export Growth Engines

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryThe eight new industries related to the 4th Industrial Revolution, such as robots and electric vehicles, are emerging as new export growth engines of Korea, while contributing to an increase in jobs.
According to the report, “Trend Analysis of Job Creation in the Eight Emerging Export Industries and Trade with China” published by the Institute for International Trade (IIT) of the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), exports of the eight emerging industries in Korea have increased from an average of US$47.8 billion in 2014 to US$73.6 billion in 2017. The share of total exports rose from 8.3% to 12.8%. In particular, exports of the eight emerging industries increased by 27.7 percent last year, creating 415,000 jobs.
The figures for employment inducement per US$ million of exports also increased considerably from 5.16 persons in 2014 to 5.63 persons in 2017. The largest employment inducement figure was recorded in the next-generation semiconductor sector, while the robot industry was found most effective in inducing employment. The employment inducement figures were the largest in the next-generation semiconductor sector (188,000), followed by nextgeneration display (8.0 million), new energy (4.5 million) and bio-health (4.3 million) in 2017. Inducement per US$ million of exports varied relatively largely ranging from 10.7 in the robot sector, 9.7 for electric cars, 9.4 for bio-health, and 8.7 for nextgeneration display in 2017.
Last year, exports of the new industries have shown outstanding results in all the eight sectors and major regions of the world except Japan.
By sectors, exports of electric vehicles (186.8%), aerospace (37.3%), robots (36.2%), next-generation displays (34.4%), next-generation semiconductors (27.1%), new energy products (23.7%), high-tech materials (15.2%), and bio-health goods (13.7%) have grown in more than double-digit figures. Among the developed countries, on the other hand, the USA (29.2%), the EU (34.6%), and Vietnam (87.8%), which are emerging as overseas production bases for Korean companies among rising countries, have increased their exports to ASEAN nations (48.5%) and India.
Exports of the eight new industries to China grew at a CAGR of 5.2% from US$ 17.4 billion in 2014 to US$ 20.3 billion in 2017. Revenues for the same period increased by an annual average of 24.6%, from US$ 3.9 billion to US$ 7.5 billion. The increase in imports outstripped the growth in exports. This reflects China’s relentless pursuit in the new industries.
Exports of new industries to China amounted to 27.6% in 2017, which was 2.8% higher compared to exports of all sectors to China (24.8%). In particular, the dependence on exports of next-generation displays (37.6%), advanced materials (36.0%) and nextgeneration semiconductors (29.8%) to China turned higher than 30%, underscoring an urgent need for market diversification.
“Nurturing the new industries requires a management strategy aimed at overseas markets that can manifest the scale-oriented economy from the earliest stages,” said Moon Byung-gi, a researcher at the IIT of KITA. “In order for the new industry to continue to grow and create employment, It is necessary to establish a system for effective cooperation and division of labor such as joint investment and technical cooperation between Korea and China along with the development of composite materials, parts and products matching with the trend of the 4th Industrial Revolution.”

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