Date: 30 May 2016
The half-day seminar, held in the context of the European Innovation Week, focused on smart technologies for more efficient and safer mobility. The main subjects covered included intermodal navigation, location based services (LBS), vehicle sharing solutions (e-cars, bicycles, e-scooters), autonomous driving (shuttles, cars), vehicle communication (V2V, V2I, V2X), the internet of cars and secure GNSS (eg using Galileo’s unique feature of identification). The seminar, which was attended by 200 people, began with opening remarks by the guests of honour and was followed by two sessions. The first session featured presentations on various aspects of GNSS and smart mobility technologies and solutions. The second session featured company pitches of various smart mobility solutions developed by the private sector. The Smart Mobility Seminar is hosted by the GNSS.asia and Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
GNSS.asia was represented by Ms Hsiao who introduced the main objectives of the initiative and specifically emphasised the importance of Taiwan for the global GNSS economy. Taiwan is seen as a neutral GNSS player since it does not have a competing GNSS system of its own. As an early adopter of new technology its a great place for testing new technologies.
GNSS.asia is funded by the European Union within Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under grant agreement no 641615.