Taiwan has developed its first autonomous electric vehicle, a minibus dubbed WinBus, which is scheduled for mass production in 2021, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Monday.
Self-driving vehicles produced by the American company Tesla Inc. have one positioning system that uses cameras to identify road images, while The WinBus is equipped with three positioning systems that can determine the best route on different terrain, Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said at a press conference at his ministry to unveil the vehicle.
In addition to its superior image identification and distance detection systems, the WinBus can also navigate a route via vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside facility communication signals.
此外，無人車達到美國智慧駕駛SAE Level 4標準，也就是不需人為介入，就能自動駕駛。
The driverless vehicle meets the Level 4 automation criteria of the U.S.-based Society of Automotive Engineers, which means the WinBus can operate fully without a driver, the institute said.