III Develops the World's First Smart Bus AI Inner Wheel Radius Difference Auto-braking Technology, Eradicating Driving Blind Spots and Improving Pedestrian safety.
Caption: Instructed by the Ministry of of Economic Affairs, the three parties, Taoyuan City Government, Leon Energy, and III, collaborated with each other and signed MOU on March 22nd to carry out the project on IoV Smart Bus AI Active Safety and Smart Electronic Plate. From the left of the picture: III President CH Cho, Taoyuan City Mayor Wen-tsan Cheng, and Leon Energy President Heng Lien.
Caption: III collaborated with Leon Energy and Taoyuan City and signed MOU on March 22nd to carry out the project on IoV Smart Bus AI Active Safety and Smart Electronic Plate. Taoyuan City Mayor Wen-tsan Cheng (the 5th from the left), Chief Representative and Executive Director of German Trade Office Taipei (AHK Taiwan) Axel Limberg (the 5th from the right), Deputy Director General of the Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs Der-Sheng Lin (the 3rd from the left), III President CH Cho (the 4th from the left), and Leon Energy President Heng Lien (the 4th from the right) took a picture together.
Caption: Applying the IoV and AI image recognition technologies developed from the science and technology special project funded by the Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs, III developed the world first smart bus AI automatic side braking system, which is able to actively warn drivers and brake the bus automatically within 0.6 seconds, effectively assisting the driver in noticing the "blind spots" created by the difference of radius between inner wheels and preventing accidents from happening. The picture shows the actual car display.
Big-sized vehicle accidents occur frequently. According to the statistics from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, there are an average of 1,500 big-sized car accidents each year, and among them, the blind spot resulted from the difference of radius between inner wheels is the main cause of accidents, resulting in a high mortality rate. In order to reduce the occurrence of traffic accidents, with the support of the Science and Technology Project funded by the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) , Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the Institute for Information Industry (III) cooperated with the Taoyuan City Government and Leon Energy to develop the world's first smart bus with the AI automatic braking technology to stop the bus when objects appear in the blind spot. Applying AI image recognition technology with multiple sensing devices, the system can actively warn the driver and brake the bus automatically within 0.6 seconds, effectively assisting the driver in noticing the "blind spots" created by the difference of radius between inner wheels and preventing accidents from happening, as well as bringing safety back to pedestrians. In the future, the system can integrate with smart e-plates to further enhance the traffic safety environment in Taiwan. To facilitate the local development of smart bus AI automatic security technology and smart e-plate applications, Taoyuan City Government, Leon Energy, and III signed MOU on March 22nd to jointly promote the project.
Deputy Director General of the Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs Der-Sheng Lin indicated that it is a pleasure that the outcomes of the science and technology project can be applied to Taoyuan City as priority demonstrations (such as the Hutou Mountain self-driving field, the high-speed rail Qingpu self-driving test run, and smart bus AI active safety protection demonstrated this time). With the cooperation between the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Transportation and communications, Taoyuan City Government, and the central and local units from the industry, academia, and research field, III will not only continue to develop higher-precision, stable and safe smart transportation solutions in the future, but also integrate 5G, artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things and other technologies to accelerate the development of diverse applications of AI active safety and smart electronic plates for big-sized vehicles in domestic industries, drive industrial upgrading, and expand the international output of extension programs.
III President CH Cho pointed out that with the support of the science and technology special project funded by DoIT, MOEA, III utilized AI deep learning technology and combined it with the mixed traffic street view driving image training database platform (Formosa/Sardina Dataset) to develop a number of autonomous driving perception and smart transportation solutions, aiming at solving the problem that the industry is in the lack of smart transportation solutions adapting to the diverse and mixed traffic (car, locomotive, and bicycle) environment. The demonstrative application released this time by III in cooperation with one of the professional enterprises in the industry is the world's first automatic braking function for the blind spot caused by the difference of radius between inner wheels of big-sized cars. It provides bus drivers with safety warnings and automatic braking services for the blind spots, effectively avoiding driving accidents. It is expected that through the signing of MOU, domestic manufacturers will be able to gain the opportunities coming from big-sized vehicle (such as trucks and container trucks) applications, and strengthen the core competitiveness of Taiwan's industry as well as expand niche markets.
Taoyuan City Government, Leon Energy, and III not only cooperated in promoting the applications of Internet of Vehicles Smart Bus AI Active Safety and and Smart Electronic Plate Technologies to develop the world's first "side brake stop", but also practically verified the application of smart e-plate for special car supervision so as to reduce the fatalities and casualties of the accidents derived from the difference of radius between inner wheels of big-sized vehicles, assist the municipal government in improving the governance of smart cities, and improve the efficiency of smart city governance to the point that the citizens are able to tell the differences. It is hoped that in the future, the industry, government, academia and research will jointly promote technology optimization and industrial digital transformation, help enterprises all around Taiwan and even foreign countries with the experience and outcomes of the transformation process, drive business opportunities with output value worth tens of billion dollars, and collectively create the new blueprint for smart cities.