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A Korean IT company is currently trying to develop a vehicle accident prevention technology that informs tram driver of the railway condition in real time using a sensor and camera in order to improve safety of operating tram. In order to develop this technology successfully, the company is looking for partners with extensive experience and expertise in advanced sensing/AI/smart camera technology for a moving vehicle’s safe driving. Type of cooperation sought is technology and license agreement.
Established in 2004, the Korean IT service company mainly focuses on developing software-based platform and solution such as financial solution based on AI and Big Data, electric car charging service, ESS (Energy Storage System).
Recently, the company has been cooperating with the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) for improving safety on tram operation in the city.
Tram is one of the popular public transportations in major cities of Europe, while Korea’s major public transportations are subway and bus, considered efficient by the public. However, they cause a traffic jam and can be crowded with passengers. Thus, with a high demand for efficient, environment-friendly and economical transportation, KRRI has developed a ‘wireless tram’ that doesn’t require the high-tension wire to supply electricity to the tram.
Just like the electric vehicle, the tram has a battery inside which needs to be fully charged before operating. The researchers have a plan to commercialize and operate the tram in 2022 safely in major cities.
Since the tram is operated in cities along with cars and pedestrians, it is important that any tram accident have to be prevented. Thus, the Korean company has joined KRRI in its project of developing a safety system for tram.
Although the company has extensive experience in telecommunication and network system, tram system is relatively a new area. Therefore, the company is looking forward to cooperating with companies, research institutes/universities with advanced sensing and smart image recognition technology that informs the driver of the real-time railway status and other necessary information to prevent any tram accident. Type of cooperation sought is technology cooperation and license agreement.
Realtime sensing and image recognition technology on moving tram.
After sensing, the safety system should be able to send information to the driver to prevent accident.
- Type of partner sought : Company, Research institute, University
- Specific area of activity of the partner : Sensing, image recognition based on AI, traffic safety system (especially for tram system)
- Task to be performed : technology cooperation, license agreement