III Cooperates with NTU, TTIA, and 6 Associated Enterprises to First Announce the Safety Warning System on Smart Motorcycles at ITS World Congress 2017
III collaborated with NTU, TTIA, and 6 associated enterprises to first announce the safety warning system on smart motorcycles at ITS World Congress 2017. Distinguished guests took a photo at the event. From the left: III Smart System Institute Manager Henry Meng, Director General Ming-Whei Feng, Expert Pao-Chung He, Ministry of Transportation and Communication Administrative Deputy Minister Wen-Jong Chi, and Counselor and Manger Mu Heng Wang, Technical Specialist Chien Pang Liu.
III announced its Safety Warning System on Smart Motorcycle at ITS World Congress 2017. Visiting guests III Smart System Institute Tien-Pen Hsu (the 1st from the left), Expert Pao-Chung He (the 2nd from the left), Director General Ming-Whei Feng (the 4th from the left), Manager Henry Meng (the 2nd from the right), Deputy Mayor Jung Chin Lin (the 3rd from the left), Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs Technical Specialist Man Tieh Chen (the 4th from the right), and Chainmeans Technology General Manager Shih Hsin Cheng (the 3rd from the right) took a group photo at the event venue.
III Smart System Institute and the associated firms developed Smart Road Network System and exhibited at ITS World Congress 2017. By linking the transmitters installed in front of motorcycles with the smart system at the cross road, the system could activate the warning signals on the dashboard of each motorcycle so as to decrease the frequency of car accidents. The picture shows the real model for the system.
III and the associated companies exhibited Smart Road Network System at ITS World Congress 2017. The technology will be placed at the eastern parts of Taiwan. Roadside equipment will be installed at crossroad areas near National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) at Hua Lian County and Fo Guang University (FGU) at Yi Lan County to reduce accidents resulted from motorcycle riding and prevent especially students from deaths and casualties.
According to the statistics provided by the Environmental Resource Database of Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan, the total number of motorcycles in Taiwan reaches 13.71 million. The average number for possessing motorcycle per thousand people is 608, which far exceeds the second largest motorcycle holding country Vietnam's figure 358 by 60 percent.
Also, based on 2016 Public Daily Transportation Survey conducted by Ministry of Transportation and Communication, the percentage of people in Taiwan choosing motorcycles as their transportation is 45.9% and that of choosing sedan comes the second with 23.7%. However, the number of people killed in car accidents in Taiwan annually is up to 3,500 persons per year and that of injured also passes 100,000 people. Since the size of a motorcycle is smaller, its riding route is hard to predict, and its position on the road is easily located in the overlooked areas of an automobile, motorcycle riders accounts for more than 70% of the deceased. For this reason, the safety of motorcycle riders has become an important issue in the society of Taiwan.
To reduce motorcycle accident rates, Smart Road Network System is developed by Industry-academic Cooperation and to be installed at the campuses of NDHU and FGU before Year End.
Accordingly, applying the results of the special projects supported by Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs, III Smart System Institute works with various units in the industry and academic organizations to collectively develop Smart Road Network System such as Taiwan Telematics Industry Association (TTIA), CECI Engineering Consultants, National Taiwan University (NTU), Sunsky International, Dimension Data, Alpha Networks, Panasonic Taiwan, and Chainmeans Technology, etc. By linking the transmitters installed in front of motorcycles with the smart system at the cross road, the system could actively detect any traffic situation in front of the motorcycles when these riders approach the intersections. Once the system detects that there might be a chance for accidents to occur, then there will be a warning signal lighting up on the dashboard of each motorcycle to remind the rider that there will be cars appearing in front of them so as to decrease the frequency of car accidents.
The technology was presented at ITS World Congress 2017 Montreal from October 29th to November 2nd, which exhibited the software and hardware integration capability of Taiwanese brands. By live motorcycle riding experience, participants of the event from various countries had a chance to know more about these brands and Taiwan. By attending the event, the team expected to drive the development of various industries including cloud service industry, roadside equipment industry, wireless communication industry, grasp business opportunities, and market the overseas markets so to help Taiwan become one of the crucial part within the supply chain of the global smart roadside equipment industry.
What is worth mentioning is that III and allied companies have started to execute the "Research and Field Experiment Project for the Application of Internet of Vehicle Technologies to Improve the Safety of Motorcycle Riders" proposed by Ministry of Transportation and Communication . Furthermore, the real application of these technologies will be first set in the eastern parts of Taiwan before the end of this year. Roadside equipment will be installed at crossroad areas near National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) at Hua Lian County and Fo Guang University (FGU) at Yi Lan County to reduce accidents resulted from motorcycle riding and prevent especially students from deaths and casualties.
While every country in the world has gradually taken serious interest in smart city, using digital technologies to fulfill the goal of an intelligent transportation city has become a developing trend. In the future, III expects to rely heavily on the knowledge and resources of Taiwan Telematics Industry Association. By strategic alliance and cross domain integration, III and related firms could collectively research and develop products like smart motorcycles and smart roadside equipment and drive the development of smart road network industry. By expediting the standard making of two-wheel vehicle network, III aims not only to facilitate the upgrade of the industry but also strengthen the competitive advantages of it on a global scale.