Taichung City Government
Taichung city government has developed its digital blueprint for the city with the vision of "convenience, efficiency, and co-creation" in mind. With “Enhancing Service Experiences for citizens”, “Strengthening Administrative Efficiency of government”, and “Facilitating Public-Private Partnerships and Mass Participation” as the primary goals, the city government will deploy plans under the guidance of following 10 strategies:
1. Establishing a Smart Citizen Platform, which integrates municipal services
2. Enhancing the applications of digital technologies for 24/7 citizen services
3. Developing O2O Services that provide citizens with seamless experiences
4. Developing data exchange standards and establishing a mechanism for open and shared systems.
5. Integrating resources to strengthen information security
6. Deploying IoT Infrastructure and making good use of Big Data to support municipal decision-making.
7. Leveraging digital marketing to communicate policies precisely to citizens in need.
8. Facilitating Public-Private partnerships for city’s innovative and sustainable development
9. Promoting open data usage while carefully taking privacy protection into account
10. Encouraging citizen participation in city governance through online platform
The strategies presented propel Taichung’s development into the next stage of innovation and livability, making Prosperous Taichung, Delightful Life" come true.
Leading the World! Taichung’s MIT Self-Driving Bus Upgraded the Smart Transportation
This test drive project was assisted by the Taichung Government that provided the field between December 21, 2018 and January 21, 2019. Domestic self-driving car manufacturers jointly launched the test ride service for the public. The Taichung City Government not only provided the test field for trials, but also invited domestic solution providers related to self-driving car and integrated those offer operations, equipment, technology services to form the Taichung flagship team. Taiwan Optical Platform set up the optical fiber network and Wistron developed the cloud platform of self-driving cars while Startrii., LILEE Systems and National Taiwan University (NTU) jointly developed the Motion Control Platform. The self-driving M-Bus developed by Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has been made possible with the cooperation of ITRI, Mobiletron, RAC Electric Vehicles Inc., and NTU. M-Bus was equipped with the Surrounding Sensing Subsystem (S3), Taiwan’s first environment sensing subsystem developed for self-driving vehicles, providing unique riding experience to the public with the emerging technology.