ITRI joined the efforts of the Hsinchu County Government, Yosemite Bus, Mobiletron Electronics Co., Ltd., and Maxwin Technology in the launch of a self-driving electric bus providing shuttle service between Hsinchu High-Speed Rail Station and the nearby downtown area. This autonomous vehicle operation supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) constitutes the first commercial route for a self-driving bus in Taiwan and marks an important milestone in the development of smart public transport here.
ITRI has joined hands with industrial partners to provide the first commercial operation for a self-driving electric bus in Taiwan.
The newly-launched shuttle bus has three features.
As Taiwan’s traffic environment is more complex than that of Europe and North America due to its high traffic flow and vehicle density, the local ICT industries, automotive electronics suppliers and transport operators have a competitive strength in developing related technology and services. The launch of the self-driving shuttle bus furthermore integrates automakers and automotive electronics manufacturers including RAC Electric Vehicles Inc., ADLink Technology Inc., Unex Technology Corp., and Neousys Technology, and it aims to provide seamless transfer services to enable Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
A launch ceremony was held on April 12 to announce the self-driving shuttle service for the Hsinchu High Speed Rail Station.