Taiwan’s Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things

The News Lens
Date: 2017/09/05
By: By Matthew Fulco, Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted

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by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.

The Taiwan economy is performing respectably this year on the back of ascendant global demand for electronics products. In the January-March period, exports jumped 15.1% year-on-year, the fastest growth in six years. Economists say gross domestic product should expand 2% this year, the best performance since 2014.

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