Introducing wireless charging for electric vehicles… Meeting the Government’s regulatory innovation strategy

12 regulatory improvements to revitalize the digital industry

As soon as next month, a wireless charging method for electric vehicles that does not require plugging in or tagging cards will be introduced.

The Ministry of Science and ICT announced 12 regulatory innovation tasks to enhance the vitality of the digital industry which include these contents at the 2nd regulatory innovation strategy meeting held at the Sunkwang New Container Terminal in Incheon on the 9th, presided over by Prime Minister Han Deok -soo. .

These are the tasks suggested by the industry and local governments such as the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Korea Federation of Small and Medium Businesses, and the Information and Communication Corporation, in order not to be left behind in the global digital technology fierce competition due to outdated regulations.

The Ministry of Science and ICT intends to complete regulatory improvements that can be made at ministerial level as soon as possible by reviewing government notices and enforcement orders, while the National Assembly intends to complete all necessary amendments to related laws by the end of that period. next year.

First, it commercializes wireless charging technology, which is considered key to the spread of electric vehicles, as charging does not require a plug connection or card tagging.

As wireless charging requires an active frequency, the government plans to announce a dedicated frequency (85 kHz) by the end of the year.

The government also decided to allow the use of low-power and highly precise ultra-wideband wireless technology (PCB) portable devices that can be used in IoT services such as smart door lock operation and lost and found search when installed on a smartphone.

The use of PCB devices worldwide is expected to increase from 317 million last year to 1.8 billion in 2030, and the share of PCB devices connected to smartphones is expected to exceed 65%. However, in Korea, the use of mobile phone devices with a bandwidth of more than 500 MHz is restricted due to concerns about frequency interference and interference with aircraft and ships.

In the future, this function will be installed in portable devices with a function that automatically closes the function when entering a place where there is a risk of interference or frequency interference.

The government is also simplifying the procedure by inspecting equipment that uses radio waves separately in semiconductor manufacturing facilities by inspecting them outside the building in units of buildings. It is expected that the inspection time will be shortened from the current 7 days to 1 day and the inconvenience of stopping all processes during an inspection will be reduced.

In particular, the government is simplifying the frequency delivery procedure to activate the ‘Ieum 5G service’, which uses the 5G network directly on land or building units, even if it is not a mobile operator which removes the licensing process for radio stations like telephone .

The Ministry of Science and ICT said, “Through this measure, we expect that 1,000 5G specialized networks will be built by 2030 and will stimulate an investment of 3 trillion won.”

In addition, it is also allowed to provide services such as VoIP over optical cables when newly installed landline telephones are only allowed based on copper wire. This is expected to stimulate investment in broadband networks worth 250 billion won.

For low-power wireless charging devices with low electromagnetic wave risk, a product-specific certification system will be introduced in stages, and devices of the same type only need to receive electromagnetic compatibility certification once. LED lighting equipment, which had to undergo electromagnetic compatibility testing and registration for all products even though the risk of electromagnetic waves is low, will introduce a self-regulating ‘electromagnetic compatibility declaration system’.

However, a government official said, “We need to consider the aspect of preparing for emergency situations, etc” for low-usage public telephones. “We will draw up an improvement plan after reviewing the status of the service and cases of overseas use.”

The government intends to complete the review of various laws to improve these regulations by the end of next year at the latest.

Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning Lee Jong-ho said, “We will break regulations on the digital industry boldly and quickly to increase the vitality of industrial sites and lay the foundation for becoming a digital model nation.”

Hello Reporter Lee Chang-hyun |