The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and the Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) recently unveiled Taiwan’s first domestically designed and developed autonomous minibus.
The minibus (Winbus) is Taiwan’s first step in the domain of highly automated vehicles, Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin told a news conference in Taipei.
The vehicle was developed with the help of local companies, including Gigabyte Technology Co., which provided autonomous controllers, Acer ITS Inc., which handled real-time kinematic applied GPS, Inventec Corp., which supplied cabin display modules, and Kingwaytek Technology Co., which supports the autonomous driving system, the ministry said.
Winbus has Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities as determined by the US-based Society of Automotive Engineers, meaning no human intervention is needed, as the vehicle is capable of handling most situations, the ministry said.
Source: Taipei Times