We are currently trying to improve personal information security and to bolster social networking and mutual communication simultaneously through our first mobile application, named TellVe.
Sometimes people want to call owner of specific vehicle with various reasons. This is particularly true in metropolitan area of Korea since we suffer from severe parking problems every day. For this reason, most car owners voluntarily leave their personal information, usually a phone number, inside the car to be notified in such case. Although these personal contact information have been wrongfully used in crimes such as stalking, kidnapping, and voice fishing as reported many times, most people are still not fully aware of its risk. Utility of leaving a phone number is also limited as, in fact, lots of people do not answer calls from unknown numbers involuntarily. In the circumstances, we found a feasibility of utilizing a vehicle registration number, which is a unique identifier for each vehicle, ...
We are currently trying to improve personal information security and to bolster social networking and mutual communication simultaneously through our first mobile application, named TellVe.
Sometimes people want to call owner of specific vehicle with various reasons. This is particularly true in metropolitan area of Korea since we suffer from severe parking problems every day. For this reason, most car owners voluntarily leave their personal information, usually a phone number, inside the car to be notified in such case. Although these personal contact information have been wrongfully used in crimes such as stalking, kidnapping, and voice fishing as reported many times, most people are still not fully aware of its risk. Utility of leaving a phone number is also limited as, in fact, lots of people do not answer calls from unknown numbers involuntarily. In the circumstances, we found a feasibility of utilizing a vehicle registration number, which is a unique identifier for each vehicle, to connect the owner of specific vehicle instead of using a phone number. Therefore, we have developed TellVe that will allow people to communicate each other in safer and more efficient way by sending push messages within their smartphones or tablets.
As well known, Korea has been one of the strongest countries in both IT and automotive industries. Market penetration of smartphones has experienced explosive growth over the past ten years where automobile market has also shown steady growth for several decades. Especially, the number of female drivers and imported car owners, who are usual target of aforementioned crimes, is rapidly growing recently. We believe that TellVe will offer safer communication among people who own a vehicle without unnecessary exposure of personal information. In addition, TellVe can also contribute reduction of traffic accident rates with its alarming function since people will be able to send a message freely to any vehicles not only in the parking lots, also on the road as long as its license-plate is seeable. Moreover, we are going to provide a mobile-based community, named CARmunity, inside the app for social network so that users grouped by year, make, and model of vehicle they owned can easily share various information and their car life with each other. We also plan to generate AD revenue after gathering enough users and to expend our platform to various car-related service areas.
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I am CK, a professor of Global Entrepreneurship Center, Hanyang University. Mr. Lee was a very good student in my class. He has completed the Hanyang start-up Academy in the last term. I am sure that he can succeed, because he has the potential for understanding of car industry. I will continue to help him. Good luck!