Accelerating the Development of Taiwan's Smart Transportation with Innovation

Accelerating the Development of Taiwan's Smart Transportation with Innovation

An integrated transportation and management system that functions internally and, in all directions, real-time, accurate, and efficient

Through national key projects to boost the economy and industries, the Taiwanese government announced that in the future, it hopes to use more than one trillion yuan in transportation technology investment to stimulate the future, not only to achieve convenient transportation but also to make the industry profitable.

What is an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)?

Intelligent Transport System or Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) is an efficient integration of advanced information technology, communication technology, sensor technology, control technology, and computer technology in the entire transportation management system, and it has established a large-scale transportation management system. An integrated transportation and management system that functions internally and, in all directions, real-time, accurate, and efficient.

Taiwan's smart transportation industry development

To cope with the rapid changes brought about by technological innovation, Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation specially established the "Transportation Technology Industry Report" to promote cross-domain exchanges between industry, government, education, and research through governance innovation, link technology, industry, and society, and open a new future for the transportation technology industry.

Through the composition of the Transportation Technology Industry Report, various government ministries and committees have closer exchanges. Next, in addition to proposing strategies and action plans for short-, medium-, and long-term industrial development in the white paper, it is hoped that under the overall structure, Taiwan’s digital countries The innovative economic development plan and the five-plus two industry innovation plans, these two cross-field national important constructions can be implemented in the development of the transportation technology industry. In the next four years, the Taiwanese government will also invest in trillion yuan to launch the largest governance innovation and industry promotion project with the largest number of participants.

Optimizing transportation with innovative technology, leading Taiwan's economy to take off

"Transportation construction is an important driving force for the country's economic take-off." Taiwan will make every effort to promote smart transportation, rail construction, and smart sea and airport design so that Taiwan’s industry can keep up with the development of technology and the quality of life of the people is getting better and better. Work together to build Taiwan into an internationally renowned intelligent transportation technology island.

In view of the impression that the Ministry of Transportation used to place more emphasis on control supervision or engineering construction, the pace of governance innovation brooks no delay. After careful inventory, in the next ten years, Taiwan will have about two trillion investments, and it is expected to drive four trillion in output value. In particular, the pace of return of Taiwanese companies has accelerated recently, and major international high-tech manufacturers have increased their investment, which has allowed Taiwan to reposition itself as a global high-end manufacturing center. In the future, through the cooperation between the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, while promoting services, it also extends business opportunities, allowing industries to work together to create multiple wins.

  1. Railway Technology Industry Group: Let Taiwan's hard power rise internationally
    The railway is a high-tech industry and the largest investment of the overall transportation technology industry group. Starting from the concept of national car manufacturing, the future will continue to promote the smartification of railways and the localization of railway electromechanical systems. It will not only strengthen industrial technology but also expand domestic manufacturers. Participate in the formation of a national team for the promote the future strength of the industry.
    In order to promote Taiwan's railway technology and experience to the international stage, the establishment of testing and verification consistent with international standards and planning related fields is the key. It will also be the direction of the next stage of efforts to enable Taiwan's railways to exert their hard power and fully demonstrate. high quality.
  2. Smart Electric Bus Technology + Smart Public Transport Service Industry Group: Let happiness come to your home
    When it comes to cross-domain integration and value-added applications of public transportation, cross-domain integration between systems must be realized, including ticket integration, schedule integration, and even service level integration. Starting from the concept of "Happy Bus", the Smart Public Transport Service Industry Group will actively become a part of the smart city through the application of regional integration and big data, from the smart electrification of carriers to the management of the entire smart road network in place.
    In addition, because electric buses are an international trend, the Ministry of Transport expects to fully replace electric buses by 2030, hoping to improve the urban air pollution problem, and at the same time create a domestic-related electric bus industry chain, including self-driving technology, charging issues, etc., And at the same time think about how to establish verification standards to keep pace with international standards.
  3. Smart sea and airport + smart logistics service industry group: towards quality, safety, efficiency, and sustainability
    Because the investment in the smart sea, airport, and smart logistics is second only to railway construction, it is expected that the future will be able to create an output value of up to 500 billion. In terms of specific actions, in addition to making good use of technology to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and sustainability of sea and airports, including ship dynamic management systems and smart customs clearance systems around sea areas, technology can also be used to enhance services and create advantages; most importantly It is indeed industrialization, localization, and digitazion.
    Secondly, in the part of smart logistics, integrating upstream, midstream, and downstream industrial platforms and planning free trade port areas to fully meet the needs of industrial development; also hope to comply with the current latest omnichannel logistics trend to assist in the upgrading of the logistics industry.
  4. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology Industry Group: Accelerate the experimental field and management
    In response to the current application of drone technology and the future of the industry, through cross-domain cooperation and collaboration, we hope to base ourselves in Taiwan and look at the world to play the World Cup together. At present, the domestic industry is leading in technology, but what is lacking is the opportunities and experimental fields for practical application and technical trials, so it needs to be integrated and provided by various ministries. The second point is the relevant regulations. How to regulate management through amendments will become the focus, such as How to coordinate and cooperate with the navigation channel of the drone is worthy of attention.
    In addition, the attitude of the local government will also affect the future industrial development, hoping to promote good communication and help promote management energy; finally, there is the acceleration of the cultivation of R&D and management talents, which will inject more kinetic energy into the industry.
  5. 5G Smart Transportation Experimental Field + Transportation Big Data Technology Industry Group: Practice 5G imagination and build an ecological laboratory
    In order to create a smart transportation system with "people-oriented transportation, people feel", the 5G smart transportation experimental field promotes cross-domain cooperation to create a new generation of transportation services and infrastructure, promotes emerging transportation industry standards and application verification mechanisms, and develops transportation technology Applying laws and regulations to the experimental field of emerging services, co-creating an industrial value chain with the promotion of four major directions to expand industrial benefits, starting from the thinking of building an ecological laboratory, and actively making Taiwan an international level with steady investment and realizing 5G imagination MaaS demonstration benchmark.
    The application of 5G is not limited to telecommunications and transportation. The impact of technological innovation on various industries will continue to expand. Government departments should think forward and help the industry to face the future together.

Greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion in the transportation industry have caused extremely high economic losses. Therefore, improving transportation through six revolutionary trends has become the top priority. The following is a summary of six revolutionary changes in the transportation industry:

  • Virtual Reality
    To achieve the purpose of admiring the scenery through virtual reality, this is the least environmentally polluted travel method. In the future, people can easily enjoy the beautiful scenery through very realistic 3D vision and VR hardware.
  • Micro-mobility
    According to data from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2018, nearly 60% of cars went less than 6 miles in 2017; even up to half of the cars were less than 3 miles away, and up to three-quarters were less than 10 miles away. . This means that many cars are idle, and there are not many opportunities for humans to use personal cars for their daily trips. Only bicycles and scooters with micro-mobility characteristics can achieve the same purpose as driving.
  • Electric vehicles
    According to statistics, the sales of electric vehicles in 2017 exceeded 1 million for the first time, and in 2018 it doubled to 2 million. It is estimated that by 2040, electric vehicles will account for more than half of all new car sales.
    To encourage manufacturers to develop electric vehicles, some countries have even begun to formulate policies to prohibit the import of traditional cars. For example, Norway announced a ban on the import of cars with internal engines by 2025, India also announced a ban on imports from 2030, and France and the United Kingdom banned imports by 2040.
  • Hydrogen-powered ship
    Propelled by the combination of renewable energy and hydroelectric power, the ship is favored by environmentalists because of its zero greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Rail transportation combined with a high-speed rail network
    Traditional railway transportation is a very environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Nowadays, combined with the high-speed railway network, it can exert its influence even more. Compared with traditional cars, the greenhouse gas emissions per kilometer of railway transportation will be reduced by 80%. In addition, the amount of manpower that can be transported is larger and faster, which can solve the problem of traffic congestion, save traffic time, and facilitate travel between different places.
  • Flight taxis and autonomous driving taxis
    Both Boeing in the aviation industry and Porsche in the automotive industry will enter the market of flying taxis. Boeing has always led innovation in the aviation sector; although Porsche is not known for its sales volume, its high profits have always been impressive. Therefore, the advent of future flight taxis is very worth looking forward to.


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