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2019-11-08 17:00
Department of Industrial Technology
2019 International Symposia on VLSI
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ITRI and the Hsinchu City Government, have engaged in cooperation that has yielded a special car - "Taiwan No. 0001," an autonomous vehicle that has taken to the road in Nanliao Fishing Harbor.
Smart transportation in Taiwan has entered a new era. Amid increasing trials throughout the world for autonomous vehicles in the open field, the development of autonomous car technology in Taiwan has faced considerable challenges in keeping pace. ITRI and the Hsinchu City Government, however, have engaged in cooperation that has yielded a special car - "Taiwan No. 0001," an autonomous vehicle that has taken to the road in Nanliao Fishing Harbor.  The car has become Taiwan's first autonomous vehicle to be verified in the open field. ITRI's self-driving "Taiwan No. 0001" features two major highlights. First, it can operate in an open field, such as Nanliao Fishing Harbor, which doesn't have specific traffic restrictions. This shows that the ITRI-developed vehicle can operate in narrow lanes and in complex environments where people and vehicles are moving about. Second, the vehicle employs software modularized technology, which is applicable to all types of vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and buses. In addition, road conditions in Taiwan and the U.S. & European countries are different, as cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians share road space in Taiwan. In the future, autonomous vehicles will continue to be tested in the open field, collecting information on actual road conditions. This will help to promote the rapid development of Taiwan's autonomous vehicle technology and pave the way for Taiwan's industry to enter the international market.
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