III Signs MOU with Toyota ITC, Panasonic…12 Japan and Taiwan Enterprises, to Open up a New Prospect for Internet of Vehicles around the World Collectively
Picture Description: Witnessed by Deputy Director General of Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ta-Sheng Lo, III signed MOU with 12 companies from Japan and Taiwan, including Toyota ITC, Panasonic, and Sanyo etc.
According to the estimation of GSMA, the value of IoV will reach 1.2 trillion NTDs in 2018. To grasp the business opportunities around the world, domestic and foreign enterprises all consecutively dedicate to the development of IoV. Not only does the US government intend to make laws requiring all newly launched models equip compulsorily vehicle mounted information and communication network systems, but also the Japanese government, the practical application pioneer of the Intelligent Transport System (ITS), aims to take 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the best demonstration field for ITS and V2X.
To facilitate Taiwanese companies grasp the business opportunity and communicate with tech-leading Japanese enterprises, with the support of Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs, III Smart Network System Institute gathered 12 units, including Taiwanese companies such as Sanyang Motor, Alpha Networks, Sanjet, Nexcom International, Panasonic Taiwan, as well as Japanese companies like Toyota ITC, Panasonic Japan, Sumitomo Electric, Sanyo Electric, Kyocera Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation to sign MOU on November 24th. In the future, the companies between Taiwan and Japan will work under the agreement to discuss related issues about Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and V2X as well as the development of associated service opportunities with regard to ITS for Taiwanese enterprises.
Ta-Sheng Lo, Deputy Director General of Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs, indicated in his speech that driving safety has always been the ultimate goal pursued by all human beings and also the core value of motor companies and automobile electronic enterprises. For the reason, there are various products and equipment designed for the purpose of increasing the protection of drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians. With the rising of IoT and the surging demand for higher life quality, IoV is changing the hundred year old automobile industry.
The cooperation between Taiwan and Japan this time is based in Taiwan to develop Asia specific 4 wheel to 2 wheel IoV industry. With years of great efforts by III in the area of developing vehicle based information and communication technologies, high quality application service as well as with the advanced technology from Japan, there is no doubt that the two sides could strengthen the industrial collaboration and create the wining opportunities for mutual triumph.
III Executive Vice President Pao-Chung Ho pointed out that he has to express special thanks to the instruction provided by Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs as well as Toyota ITC to mutually develop ITS technologies and to map out strategic plans and provide vehicle based and intelligent transportation solution packages. Signing the MOU for associated enterprises between Taiwan and Japan is beneficial to the establishment of the ecosystem of IoV industry.
At a time when every country around the world gradually pays attention to the development of IoV industry, there is the trend of pursuing smart city by applying digital technologies. It is expected that the companies could collectively research and develop the products associated with IoV and Intelligent Transportation System through strategic alliance and cross industry integration. On the basis established by the MOU, III is looking forward to the intimate interaction between Japanese and Taiwanese companies in the IoV industry so that the formation of IoV standardized organization as well as industry alliance could be accelerated and these companies could jointly open up a new prospect for IoV industry.
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