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No. 21 (2021.09.30.)

Smart City Issue

Successfully held the 5th World Smart City Expo

2021.09.17. / LH
 The 5th World Smart City Expo (WSCE 2021) ended on September 10 and received positive reviews as an international event for smart city representing the Asia Pacific region. The 5th World Smart City Expo (WSCE 2021), hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport and Ministry of Science and ICT, and hosted by LH, Korea Water Resources Corporation, and KINTEX, will be held from September 8. It was held at KINTEX in Goyang until the 10th.

 WSCE 2021 is the largest international smart city event in the Asia-Pacific region, where governments, companies and experts from around the world gather to exchange smart city policies and technologies, and to draw the city of the future into reality. This WSCE 2021 is held under the slogan of 'See: REAL YOUR SMART CITY', which realizes carbon neutrality and Green New Deal and realizes future smart cities as a reality. The government, international organizations and the general public participated in various programs such as conferences, exhibitions, and networking between governments and businesses to share policies and technologies related to smart cities and to discuss the vision and values ​​of the city.
 ※"The 5th World Smart City Expo" Event Results 
  • (Official Event) Opening Ceremony, Exhibition Hall Tour, Keynote Speech, Closing Ceremony, etc. 
  • (Attract domestic and foreign investment) Number of consultations 60 건, consultation amount 187 billion won, export contract 12.9 억
  • (Strengthening Global Cooperation) Conference 25 건, G2G 3 건, overseas cooperation (MOU) 1 건
  • (Exhibition Booth) Total 185 companies, 13 개 Local government, overseas 5 countries participation, etc.
Smart City Policy Project
Korea’s excellent smart city 5 cities certification

December 2021.09.10, XNUMX / MOLIT
 The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport has selected 2021 cities including Daegu, Daejeon, Bucheon, Seoul, and Anyang through the 5 「Smart City Certification」 contest, and 3 gus in Gangnam-gu, Guro-gu, and Seongdong-gu in Seoul at the basic autonomous gu unit. was certified as an excellent smart city. 
"Smart city certification system'is a system that evaluates the level of domestic smart cities by comprehensively measuring the performance of smart cities by measuring 63 indicators of ① innovation, ② governance and institutional environment, and ③ service and technology.
 The outstanding representative achievements by city are as follows. 
1. big city

➊ Seoul Metropolitan City: Smart Pole, Digital Twin Virtual Seoul construction, Seoul traffic information total service (TOPIS)
➋ Daegu Metropolitan City: AI and big data-based prediction system, global partnership establishment, integrated data hub 
➌ Daejeon Metropolitan City: Data AI-based social problem solving support, private service linkage, urban integrated operation center operation
➍ Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do: One-stop parking service by linking Bucheon Smart City SPC, sharing economy platform, and private service
➎ Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do: Smartphone safe home service, city-based IoT data platform, public-private cooperation data sharing system

2. Small and medium city
➊ Gangnam-gu, Seoul: The Gangnam App, Smart Infectious Disease Control Center  
➋ Guro-gu, Seoul: Facility smart safety management system, smart city integrated platform improvement
➌ Seongdong-gu, Seoul: Smart crosswalk combining 8 functions, futuristic bus board “Smart Shelter”
[Bucheon City] Sharing Economy Platform (City Pass)
[Seongdong-gu, Seoul] Smart crosswalk combining 8 functions
 The cities certified this time are well equipped with smart technologies and infrastructure, such as intelligent facilities, information and communication networks, and integrated city operation centers, are establishing smart city promotion systems and systems, and have been evaluated as having excellent smart capabilities such as public and private data utilization. .
 Smart cities certified cities have an opportunity to promote them as Korea's representative smart cities at home and abroad. Certification suitability of certified cities will be reviewed every two years, and additional smart city certification will be granted through an annual certification contest.
Smart City Special
Korea Smart City Solutions
2021.09.06. / MOLIT, Smart City Association

 Smart city becomes a reality! Let's take a look at the smart changes that are taking place in our country, in the present we live in, not in the imagination or in the distant future.
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1. smart shelter : Pleasant and convenient bus stop
2. Smart pedestrian crossing : Smart and safe crosswalks
3. I-MOD : Fast and simple demand-response bus
4. parking robot : A robot that solves parking worries
5. Integrated operation center

  : Integrated operation center that protects the safe way home
[Global Smart City] Ecuador Smart City Policy

2021.09.01. / Architectural Space Research Institute
 The Ecuadorian government announced a plan to foster a digital-based smart homeland in 2013, and Ecuador's smart homeland initiative emphasizes balanced regional development. So far, smart businesses are being developed mainly in large cities, and the digitalization of rural areas is evaluated to be sluggish. However, including the development project of Yachay, the first knowledge-based city in South America, Guayaquil(Guayaquil), Cuenca(Basin)is promoting smart business.
 Ecuador's smart strategy can be highly evaluated in terms of making drastic changes such as the compulsory use of electric motors in public transportation. Also noteworthy is Guayaquil's telemedicine system, which was useful for non-face-to-face coronavirus diagnosis.
(Left) National Development Plan [Source: SENPLADES (2017)]

(Right) Digital Homeland White Paper [source: MINTEL(2019b)]
Guayaquil Smart City Development Phase 1 ('90-'14) Conceptual Diagram

[source: Arturo Cabrera (2021)]
 so far ICT Judging from the fact that it focused on policy and business development, it can be confirmed that it is in the early stage of building a smart city., It is necessary to expand smart city-related policies and businesses in various fields in the future..
[Vehicle platooning] Now is the era of self-driving trucks!
December 2021.09.09, XNUMX / MOLIT
 On the 9th, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport held the final performance presentation of the development of autonomous cooperative driving-based truck platooning technology development for the past four years. proceeded.
 Truck platooning is a technology that utilizes autonomous cooperative driving technology to automatically follow the preceding vehicle at regular intervals and operate as a single vehicle.
 Let's take a look at the entire process of each vehicle joining, maintaining, and leaving the platoon through the demonstration video through the mobile app-based platoon management service.
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V2X-based truck platooning demonstration video
Truck autonomous driving experience with 25 years of cargo driving experience

Smart City Policy Trend

MOLIT, New Sky Road for Urban Air Traffic (UAM) in downtown Seoul in 25

2021.09. 28.  / MOLIT

 The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport announced that it has officially published 『Korean Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Operation Concept 1.0』, which contains operational strategies and scenarios for commercializing domestic urban air mobility (UAM) services. The operation concept book systematically contains matters to be checked and prepared for commercialization in advance, such as step-by-step operation strategies for commercialization of K-UAM, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, and operation scenarios in normal and abnormal situations. A sketch of the three-dimensional urban transportation system operation concept, such as the UAM corridor, which is a dedicated skyway, is presented. This operation concept is a blueprint for UAM service at the national level, and it is expected to be the starting point for discussions regarding commercialization preparations in and out of the industrial ecosystem including stakeholders in the future.

MOLIT selects local governments for ITS support project to enhance traffic communication and safety

December 2021.09.10, XNUMX / MOLIT

 The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport selected local governments to promote the '2022 Local Government Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) State Treasury Subsidy Project' as part of the 'Korean New Deal'. The local government's intelligent transportation system (ITS) subsidy project is designed to improve traffic and safety of urban roads. 'Since 09, the government has been supporting local governments. As a result of the public offering for one month from last July, a total of 48 regional and basic local governments applied. this was selected selected this time 'The new project in 22 will be used to improve local traffic problems, such as urban communication management, advancement of signal operation, and improvement of emergency management to prevent secondary accidents. 

Seoul, private construction site·Introduction of 'Smart Safety Management' to Buildings

2021.09.12. / Seoul City
 The Seoul Metropolitan Government will introduce 'smart safety management' to private small and medium-sized construction sites, which are considered blind spots for safety management, as well as old and dangerous buildings in the private sector, which are excluded from the subject of mandatory safety inspection. It is a new paradigm of safety management method that detects accidents and risk factors in advance without large-scale cost and manpower input with 4th industrial technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and block chain. 

 In private small and medium-sized construction sites, an 'intelligent monitoring system' that AI analyzes the CCTV of the construction site and immediately alerts the site manager in case of a dangerous situation will be introduced as a trial in about 100 places next year. At the end of the year, a trial introduction of a 'blockchain-based dangerous structure safety diagnosis platform' in which IoT sensors and block chains automatically detect risk factors such as slopes and cracks and notify alarms in old and dangerous buildings in the private sector will be introduced at the end of the year. 

Daejeon Smart City Challenge Project, Shining Lightall!

2021.09.02. / Daejeon

 Daejeon City announced, “In recognition of the excellence of the electric fire prevention service among the smart city challenge services being built in our city, it was selected as a public procurement service innovative product last June and as an excellent case of the August Digital New Deal by the Ministry of Science and Technology last month.” As the smart city challenge project promoted by Daejeon City begins to pay off, it is receiving such good reviews. The electric fire prevention service is a service that can prevent electric fires in advance by detecting abnormal signs by installing IoT sensors that can measure the state of electricity in the distribution areas of traditional market stores across the country.It is the latest smart city service that can induce energy saving by sending app notifications and text messages to users when abnormal symptoms occur, enabling rapid response, and calculating appropriate electricity rates by analyzing power usage.

Smart City News
Recruitment of new member companies of 2021 Smart City Convergence Alliance
  • Application Period: Anytime
  • How to apply: Online email submission (
  • Recruitment target: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), venture companies, mid-sized companies, large corporations, and public/related institutions directly or indirectly related to the smart city industry, which have smart city services and solutions 
Smart City Literature
Smart city level diagnosis and market classification in developing countries
Hwan-Young Jang, Joo Won-Joo, Jong-Jin Kim 
Journal of the Korean Urban Geographical Society vol.24, No.2 (2021) pp.113-128 
5G smart city 
Junsu Kim, Howon Lee, Jaehyun Kim 
Journal of the Korean Telecommunications Society (Information and Communication) vol.38, No.9 (2021.08.) pp.55-63
Traffic-energy link service research trend in smart city for decarbonization 
Hwang Bo-Jun, Kim Su-Ji 
Journal of the Korean Telecommunications Society (Information and Communication) vol.38 No.9 (2021.08) pp.64-70 / 044-417-9668