First license plate issued for driverless vehicle trial

THE RIGHT TRACK: Autonomous vehicles are driving the development of smart transportation systems in the nation, aided by local governments, an official said

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 14, 2020
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

The government has issued the first vehicle license plate to be used in autonomous vehicle

Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung, center right, Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan, center left, and other officials, stand in front of an autonomous bus, holding placards with the logos of organizations sponsoring trials of driverless vehicles at a news conference in Taoyuan yesterday.
Photo: Hsieh Wu-hsiung, Taipei Times

trials since it began to enforce the Act for Uncrewed Vehicle Technology Innovations and Experiments (無人載具科技創新實驗條例) in October last year, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said yesterday.

Earlier this month, Kinwaytek Technology Co, a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom Co, received the nation’s first license plate for autonomous vehicle trials.

Lin and several other government officials were yesterday invited to visit the company’s testing ground for autonomous vehicles at Taoyuan’s Hutoushan Innovation Hub (虎頭山創新園區).

Autonomous vehicles are the driver in the nation’s development of smart transportation systems, Lin said in an interview on the sidelines of the event, adding that local governments have been eagerly facilitating driverless vehicle development.    [FULL  STORY]

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