Date: March 30, 2017
National Taipei University of Technology signed a cooperation agreement with the U.S.-
based Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab March 29 in Taipei City to establish an R&D center at NTUT for the development of autonomous vehicle technology and smart city infrastructure, according to NTUT.
Signed by NTUT President Li Wen-lung and MIT Media Lab Director Kent Larson on behalf of the two sides, the agreement seeks to focus cooperation on the collection and use of urban mobility data, the exploration of possible uses for low-speed driverless vehicles and the development of technologies relating to vehicle-to-vehicle communication, smart materials and smart urban infrastructure.
“With the growing popularity of the Internet of Things, smart city infrastructure is playing an important role in urban and industrial development,” Li said at the signing ceremony. “The human-centric technologies that autonomous vehicles feature are part of a major index of smart city applications.” [FULL STORY]