Autonomous Vehicle in Taiwan


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


This AI has been developped with Alibaba and Foxconn


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.”