Wednesday, November 07, 2007

[ News, Science / Tech, October 31 2007] WiBro-based CCTV traffic guide to start in Nov.

A new WiBro-based traffic information service is coming to Seoul, Point-I Co., a local LBS (location based service) provider announced on Wednesday (Oct. 31). Point-I is doing the project in collaboration with state-run Korea Telecom (KT) and Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation.

WiBro is Korea's own mobile Internet Technology used for a variety of wireless services, such as video telephony and multimedia broadcasting, while users are in motion at speeds up to 60 km/hr. The technology was approved as a third-generation standard at the 2007 Radio Communication Assembly in Geneva.

Using the WiBro phone, users can receive traffic directions; a live image of traffic on major roads in Seoul through CCTV; electronic road signs; and speedy information on public transportation, such as subway trains and buses.

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