By: Wu Jui-chi and Frances Huang
Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Taoyuan International Airport has launched a driverless shuttle service on a trial run basis as part of the government's efforts to push for a "smart airport," Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIAC), which operates the main gateway in Taiwan, said Thursday.
In a statement, TIAC said the first phase of the trial service started Thursday and will continue until Sept. 22 in Section C of the large P4 car park in the airport's second terminal. During the period, a driverless shuttle bus will take passengers to where their cars are parked.
Amid COVID-19, airport passengers now have to take vehicles designated by the government or have to be picked up by relatives or friends to avoid the virus spreading instead of taking regular public transport.
TIAC said the company has assigned airport staffers and invited students and teachers from nearby schools and employees from local institutions to participate in the first stage of trial.