Innovative Technologies Developed by Korean Startups Are Adopted by German Automakers

Innovative Technologies Developed by Korean Startups Are Adopted by German Automakers

Leading automakers worldwide are implementing technology created by Korean startups. Benz and BMW, two of the biggest German automakers, are actively using them.

The Korean business PiQuant creates tools and systems for spectroscopy-based component identification and measurement. It has also created a technology that allows blood alcohol content to be measured with just a finger’s touch. With Benz, the company is carrying out a proof of concept (PoC). By stopping an automobile from starting or going into autonomous driving mode when an intoxicated driver touches the ignition button with their finger, PiQuant’s technology can be used to stop drunk driving.

JD Solution and Mercedes-Benz Korea have worked together to create an autonomous sound zone module for automobiles. A technology known as an independent sound zone sends particular sounds, like music and navigational instructions, to seats. With the use of directional acoustic technology, JD Solution can direct sound waves into a single location while projecting pure sound farther.

At its Dingolfing Plant in Munich, Germany, BMW has unveiled Seoul Robotics’ infrastructure-based autonomous driving solution. By mounting detectors like LiDAR and cameras on ceilings and poles rather than on cars, infrastructure-based autonomous driving turns non-driving cars into autonomous ones. The largest BMW factory in Germany is called Dingolfing Plant.

BMW Korea and seven of BMW’s authorized dealers in Korea receive solutions from Epikar, the creator of a Dealer Management System (DMS) for auto dealers. Its DMS is separated into two primary sections: the Intelligent Workshop System, which tracks vehicle arrivals and departures in real time, and the BMW Test Drive Solution, which automates test drive procedures at dealerships.