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North Korea’s automotive industry is a very unusual and fascinating one

With tensions escalating between North Korea and the West, including various nuclear threats, what better time to have a look at North Korea’s automotive industry, which is a very unusual and fascinating one.
North Korea, for those who don’t know, is shut off from most of the world with limited trade.
It’s a first-gen Kia Sorento body with a second-gen Hyundai Santa Fe front-end spliced on – two very South Korean cars.
Why so many South Korean cars?
Because Pyonghwa Motors was founded by the Unification Church, which facilitates some of the very few business transactions between the North and South.

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Simona Onori, right, an assistant professor at Clemson University, is working to reduce fine-particle emissions in gasoline direct injection engines.
The work will be done at Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research.
(Photo: Craig Mahaffey/Provided)A Clemson University assistant professor has received a $500,000 award from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on reducing emissions from gasoline direct injection engines.
According to a news release, direct injection engines have better fuel economy and lower carbon-dioxide emissions than more conventional port fuel injection engines.
Onori said the automotive industry has for some time been conducting its own research, and this will be one of the first where the automotive and academic world collaborate on this initiative.
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The study released by US chip manufacturer Qualcomm Technologies noted that 5G technology will be at the core of accelerating the benefits of autonomous vehicles.
It stated that 5G will help increase productivity and sales value, improve environmental quality and reduce traffic collisions and fatality rates.
”The 5G-enabled evolution of the ‘connected car’ will provide opportunities and challenges for the traditional automotive sector players, for content developers, and software and technology firms,” it noted.

 

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