Autonomous vehicle test driving in Taiwan is limited to closed venues and low speeds. In order to enhance industrial competitiveness, ITRI has developed a dynamic, precise, and stable control mechanism by combining real-time positioning with mapping technology, deep machine learning, and a database of high definition 3D maps. In September 2019, a driverless car equipped with this control mechanism passed 64 tests in Taiwan’s autonomous vehicle testing facility and obtained the first testing vehicle plate in Taiwan. Through the cooperation with Hsinchu City Government, ITRI unveiled Taiwan No. 0001, Taiwan’s first autonomous car that can be tested in open testing facilities. ITRI also linked up with international carmakers by establishing a driverless car manufacturing supply chain that integrates key technologies from domestic institutes, such as sensing technology, AI, high-definition mapping data, and decision control.
Applications & Benefits
ITRI intends to extend the applications of driverless car technology to other service fields, including airport cargo collection, smart container transport systems at ports, and smart logistics systems.