Premier Lai Ching-te on Thursday touted the Ministry of Transportation and Communications' (MOTC) intelligent transportation systems development program, which he said is boosting Taiwan's smart transport industry and enabling technological integration across multiple disciplines.
Since its inception in 2017, the program has demonstrated measurable results in six areas: MaaS or mobility as a service, connected two-wheelers, smart corridors, connected autonomous vehicles, cooperative intelligent transport systems and rural area accessibility.
Intelligent transportation systems are a cornerstone of smart cities, the premier said. Aside from solving the public's daily commuting problems and allowing for safer and more efficient transportation environments, the systems can help upgrade technologies and innovative services in related industries.
The premier directed the MOTC, Ministry of Economic Affairs and other agencies to build on existing foundations and integrate resources more closely. The agencies should also work together to assemble a national intelligent transportation systems team, create export opportunities for the industry, and continue contributing to the program's budget and manpower needs. All of these efforts will help the nation achieve the objectives of the government's "smart transportation for smart living" policy.