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Taipei unveils autonomous driving test field

Release Date:2018-03-20

Chloe Liao, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES

 Monday 19 March 2018 

Taipei has unveiled a field for testing self-driving, IoV (Internet of Vehicles) and intelligent infrastructure technologies - the first of its kind in Taiwan.

Occupying land of about 10 hectares, the field is equipped with simulated road conditions and traffic signals.

The city government for the first time undertook trial run of France-developed EZ10 mid-size self-driving electric bus on downtown roads in August 2017. The city takes an open attitude toward all types of experimental and innovative transportation services, according to deputy mayor Charles Lin.

Participants in creating the testing field include: Acer, which develops self-driving platforms); 7 StarLake, which introduced EZ10 into Taiwan; National Taiwan University; a Forward Electronics/Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) team, which provides DSRC equipment; and Automotive Research & Testing Center, which provides consulting services.

Autonomous driving testing field

A concept vehicle at Taipei's self-driving testing field
Photo: Taipei city government