Taking full advantage of its economic leadership, Samsung and local SK Telecom (SKT) announced that they want to turn the manufacturing city of Daegu into an IoT test hub complete with modern infrastructure for connected cars and mobile health. Daegu is trying to pivot from its role as a manufacturing hub in the late 20th century. This initiative led by Korea’s largest technology company has the potential to complete that transition. Certain districts will be designated as “regulation-free zones.” The new communication infrastructure will incorporate cloud computing, and allow for heavier loads of data, smart energy systems for public utilities, and accommodation for electric cars and autonomous vehicles. Samsung is also making its IP available to local technology companies to experiment with.