Autonomous and Near-Autonomous Markets Grow FastIII, Wistron, and Arm Join Hands to Grasp Critical Technologies and Assist in the Development of Smart Transportation Industry in Taiwan
DoIT of Ministry of Economic Affairs facilitates the cooperation between Arm and various organizations from Taiwan. DoIT Director General Ta-Sheng Lo led a delegation visiting Arm on September 5th, western time. The picture shows that all distinguished guests took a photo after the meeting. From the left Arm Taiwan General Manager Peter Hsieh, DoIT Director General Ta-Sheng Lo, Arm Chief Strategy Officer Jason Zajac, LILEE CEO Jia-Ru Li, and III Smart System Institute Deputy Director-General Henry Meng.
The market of autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles has grown rapidly so that global conglomerates have invested in the research and development of this field one after another, such as Google, Uber, GM, Baidu, TOYOTA, etc. In our country, with the support of the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs, III Smart System Institute (SSI) collaborates with domestic and global companies like Arm and Wistron Corp. to develop a ultra-fast computing platform with AI Edge computing capabilities, algorithms and low power consumption for the purpose of providing necessary technologies for industries like innovative autonomous driving and smart transportation.
According to McKinsey & Company's research and analysis regarding IoT development opportunities, the global IoT industry will have a potential economic impact of US $ 2.7-6.2 trillion in 2025, of which the autonomous driving and near-autonomous driving markets will have the highest growth rate. However, in accordance with the statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2018, scooter or motorcycle related accidents accounts for 43% of deaths caused by traffic accidents in Southeast Asia, which is higher than that of the world, 28%, and is gradually increasing; statistics from the National Police Agency of the Ministry of the Interior show that this figure in our country is even more than 50%. It is obvious that scooter or motorcycle related vehicles play a significant role in Taiwan and Southeast Asia regions.
In fact, while autonomous or near-autonomous vehicles equipped with advanced ADAS enter the road systems of Taiwan or Southeast Asia countries, there are problems in terms of adaptability. The transportation system in Taiwan is one that has a variety of vehicles on the roads including sedans, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, etc. Therefore, the situation on the roads is extremely complicated. Under the circumstances, it is relatively difficult to accurately make identification, track hard traced objects such as people or two-wheeled vehicles, and track as well as predict trajectories of objects. For the reason, It is extremely important to develop relevant identification, cognition and warning technologies for the environment of diverse mixed traffic flows in Taiwan. These technologies will not only help the development smart transportation industry specifically in the field of security support, but also even assist the industry in the innovation of new products for international markets.
Ta-Sheng Lo, Director General of the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs, indicates that while assisting domestic industries to develop artificial intelligence related technologies, DoIT has invested in research and development resources for many years. This year, at the beginning of September, Mr. Lo led a delegation consisting of representatives from a wide variety of domestic industry, government, academic and research circles to meet their counterparts in the west of America for idea exchanges and cooperation opportunities. On September 5th, Western Time, Director General Lo also went to San Jose, California to visit Arm's Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Jason Zajac. Facing Taiwan’s diversified traffic environment and with the support of ICT, Mr. Lo expects to facilitate the cooperation between Arm and teams from the industry, government, and academic circles to collectively improve the value chain of autonomous driving and smart transportation industry so that the associated industries from Taiwan could play a critical role in the international autonomous and near-autonomous vehicle industry.
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