Autonomous Vehicle in Taiwan

#21

Autonomous cars are just one drop of knowledge in a much bigger field called Internet of Things, IoT

From Wikipedia:
The Internet of Things ( IoT ) is the network of devices such as vehicles, and home appliances that contain electronics, software, actuators, and connectivity which allows these things to connect, interact and exchange data.[1][2][3][4]

The IoT involves extending Internet connectivity beyond standard devices, such as desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, to any range of traditionally dumb or non-internet-enabled physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with technology, these devices can communicate and interact over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.

#22

For autonomous vehicles, need IoT in stoplights, pedestrian crossings, etc. Try connected grandma on a scooter to the IoT.

#23

Look for Hangzhou City in China
… the “Smart City”, with an AI called “City Brain” that runs the whole traffic of the city.

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This Artificial Intelligence based technology product gathers data of traffic from videos located at all traffic intersections located across Hangzhou along with GPS data of large vehicles likes buses and also passenger cars. It then analyses this information during real time to coordinate around 1,000 signals across the city to ease and prevent gridlocks.

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Over time, it was allowed to develop a neural network across the city. Everything from the water supply to the sizes of crowds in certain areas was taken into account, and the City Brain slowly found its footing.

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Now, as reported by New Scientist, the project has been hailed a remarkable success. Traffic congestion, road accidents, and crime are all down.

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This AI has been developped with Alibaba and Foxconn

#24

Toyota’s moonshot: Self-driving car for sale - in a year

Goal: ‘Most powerful supercomputer on wheels’

TOKYO — They call it Toyota’s moonshot: In just one year, Japan’s biggest automaker wants to start selling a self-driving vehicle that it says will be the “most powerful supercomputer on wheels.”

#25

Today
Front page of Taipei Times

Tsai opens test ground for self-driving vehicles

TAINAN CENTER:Former premier William Lai joined the president for a ride around the new lab site in one of three locally made self-driving test vehicles


President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday opened the nation’s first closed testing ground for self-driving cars, the Taiwan CAR (connected, autonomous and road-test) Lab in Tainan.

The Taiwan CAR Lab covers 1.75 hectares in the Salun Smart Green Energy Science City compound and features 13 simulated traffic scenarios, the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) said.

The other vehicles at the lab were made by Acer Inc (宏碁) and National Cheng Kung University faculty, and they can achieve level 4 automation — high automation without human presence in specific conditions, NARL Planning and Promotion Office associate researcher Chang Lung-yao (張龍耀) said.

#26

Can’t wait for automated buses.

#27

Sounds like they’re training the cars on a typical driving test circuit. I wonder if the cars will be released en-mass on the roads after the software passes the test.

#28
Taiwan Observer 台灣爆報 created a poll… on Facebook

7 hrs ·

Are you for or against autonomous cars?

This question has been asked in our live broadcast about the topic:

https://to.to/2kcmw

#29

…and that same Taiwan Observer wrote an article about the ‘Ghost Bus’



Today (that was the 3rd of August 2017 !!) very early in the morning a couple of voluntary Taiwan Observer reporters went to central Taipei to check an autonomous mini city bus that is currently being tested there. The test took place on a short stretch bus lane protected from both sides by concrete barriers on Xinyi rd. (信義路) between Fuxing South rd. (復興南路) and Dunhua South rd. (敦化南路).

Here is the website of this driverless shuttle: http://7starlake.com/index.html

So the question is… what’s up about these driverless shuttles?

#30

And if I believe the FB page of that 7Starlake 喜門史塔雷克, they are involved in the Taiwan CAR Lab that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has just opened.

國內第一座封閉式自駕車測試場域「臺灣智駕測試實驗室」
今日在台南沙崙綠能科學城正式開幕,總統蔡英文親臨致詞,7Starlake也與國家實驗研究院簽訂合作備忘錄,將在實驗室裡完成創新營運商業模式、及制訂車輛、道路、雲端三方通用資通訊協定。「臺灣智駕測試實驗室」提供整合虛實的全方位試驗服務,未來將成為台灣發展自駕車研究的指標場域。
#臺灣智駕測試實驗室
#自駕小巴EZ10

The first closed driving car test field in the country “Taiwan ji-driving test lab”
Today at the official opening of the city of sha in Taiwan, Taipei, President Tsai ing-English was in a speech, and 7 STARLAKE ALSO SIGNED a memorandum of cooperation with the national experimental institute, which will complete the innovative business model in the lab, and develop vehicles, roads, clouds The Generic, the Taiwan ji-driving test lab, provides a full-scale test service for the integration of., and the future will be the indicator field for Taiwan’s development of roadtrip.
#臺灣智駕測試實驗室
#自駕小巴EZ10

And this guy is everywhere…
I guess he is the boss of that 7 STARLAKE

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#32

I guess fat people get hit less often. Easier to see.

#33

But bigger target?

#34

On the main poster of the coming ‘Smart City Summit & Expo’
There is the shape of an autonomous small shuttle
It looks like a Star Lake, in partnership with Ligier
but I think it is actually an Easy Mile ‘rebranded’ Star Lake
Who will be there?