In Taiwan, a new development and testing site for driverless cars is being prepared at the Shilin Technology Park, according to a report by Taiwan News.
Telematics Wire had reported that the Automotive Research & Testing Center in Taiwan is preparing to put driverless cars on the road. The center has been working on ADAS since 2007 and has now gained the technological expertise to develop self-driving cars. Before launching the cars in real life conditions the center is training them in a controlled environment.
The testing facility being developed at Shilin Technology Park is reported to be completed by the end of the year and put to use by the next year. The country has also been witnessing testing of driverless buses in Taipei. The French-made, six-seat driverless-bus called the “EZ 10” is being tested on the roads and the reports say they will soon start taking passengers.
The country is also witnessing investment in ITC industry to develop automotive-related technologies and the government taking initiatives for the development of Smart Transportation System.