NARLabs established Taiwan CAR Lab through cooperation with government-sponsored Automotive Research and Testing Center, National Cheng Kung University, CECI Engineering Consultants, Chunghwa Telecom and 7StarLake, which is a Taiwan sales agent for imported autonomous electric mini-buses.
Because traffic conditions on roads in Taiwan are more complicated than in many other countries, Taiwan has large technological room for developing autonomous driving, NARLabs explained. As self-driving vehicles may account for 20-30% of all cars in 2030, autonomous driving will afford business opportunities for Taiwan-based component makers, science minister Chen Liang-gee indicated.
In a bid to promote autonomous driving, Taiwan has enacted Statute for Experiments of Innovations in Unmanned Vehicle Technology.
A bird's-eye view of Taiwan CAR Lab Photo: NARLabs