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2019-11-08 17:00
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ITRI's iRoadSafe Wins ITS World Congress 2019 Industry Award

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ITRI Chairman Chih-Kung Lee (left) accepted the Industry Award from ITS Asia-Pacific Secretary General Hajime Amano (right) at ITS World Congress 2019.
The iRoadSafe technology developed by Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) won the ITS World Congress 2019 Industry Award, marking a new milestone in Taiwan's smart transportation development.

The Industry Award honors practical applications of transportation technologies in industries. Past winners include the West Japan Railway Company, Taiwan HSR, and Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection.

ITRI Chairman Dr. Chih-Kung Lee attended the award ceremony to collect the award. He remarked that Taiwan government is working to set up major policies for smart transportation and expressed thanks to the Ministry of Economic Affairs for the R&D funding and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications for the deployment funding. Lee further indicated that ITRI's autonomous vehicles and vehicular communication technology are implementing their applications. For example, its autonomous vehicles are already running test drives in Taichung and Hsinchu. This year's award-winning V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) technology iRoadSafe has also been industrialized and applied in eight cities in Taiwan. In the future, industries, the public sector, and R&D agencies in Taiwan will continue to collaborate and bring Taiwan's smart transportation industry onto the international stage.