PUBLIC PROPERTY:The smart tricycle is not meant to be personally owned, but would be the property of a city — similar to Taipei’s YouBike system, the project’s leader said
Date: Jan 11, 2016
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
A new autonomous tricycle — the result of a joint research effort by
Taiwanese institutions and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab for smart city solutions — is to be tested in the Taiwan Air Force Innovation Base over the next 12 months.
“The smart autonomous tricycle could play a key role in future public transportation solutions in smart cities. We thank MIT for inviting Taiwan to participate in the research, development and manufacturing of the product,” Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) said at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
The autonomous tricycle, dubbed the Persuasive Electric Vehicle (PEV), was developed and manufactured by the MIT Media Lab, the government-backed Institute of Information Industry (III, 資策會) and local bicycle manufacturer Pacific Cycles Inc (太平洋自行車). [FULL STORY]