I though it might be a good idea to have a thread where people could track the development in the automated driving technologies in Taiwan and here it is.
The other day, I saw an automated driving test passenger vehicle transported to a research center of the National Taiwan University of Science & Technology and there I witnessed a mockup vehicle having an appearence like a planetary prove vehicle moving in the premise. I also read an article (http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201809270017.aspx) which claims a level 4 concept car is already available. I know Taiwan is not the front runner of the world in this area but it’s cool to see them participating in this key industrial movement.
This automated driving related industries and the ability of Taiwan to heavily invole in it can be quite important for Taiwan in many aspects. For example, the political party which takes the advantages of Taiwan’s role in this industy could decide a fate of Taiwanese, considering Taiwan having some advantages to be the supplier in these unconventional but rather copetitive automotive parts market in future.
In Taipei, autonomous-driving bus has been operating since the last year (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/28/automobiles/wheels/taiwan-autonomous-bus-test.html, https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/08/31/business/00WHEELSTAIWAN1/00WHEELSTAIWAN1-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp)which seems really cool. Have anyone tried them?
Anyway, I will post again if I happen to meet the test car actually driving on the public road.