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Promoting the smart airport concept-self-driving vehicle passenger transfer service pilot project at Taoyuan Airport

In the future, passengers will use the app or enter their car number in the car, and the self-driving car will bring the passenger to the designated point using positioning technology and a navigation system

In the future, passengers will use the app or enter their car number in the car, and the self-driving car will bring the passenger to the designated point using positioning technology and a navigation system

The test scenarios include road turning, obstacle identification and deceleration, braking and stops, and station entry and exit. The fourth from left is Hung Yu-fen, Vice President of TIAC

The test scenarios include road turning, obstacle identification and deceleration, braking and stops, and station entry and exit. The fourth from left is Hung Yu-fen, Vice President of TIAC

Taoyuan Airport uses the P4 parking lot as the test site, and the terminal boarding point is set at meeting point No. 51

Taoyuan Airport uses the P4 parking lot as the test site, and the terminal boarding point is set at meeting point No. 51

The self-driving test will allow passengers to experience smart facilities in the future, and portray Taoyuan Airport’s image as a smart airport through innovative technology

The self-driving test will allow passengers to experience smart facilities in the future, and portray Taoyuan Airport’s image as a smart airport through innovative technology

In the future, passengers will use the app or enter their car number in the car, and the self-driving car will bring the passenger to the designated point using positioning technology and a navigation system
The test scenarios include road turning, obstacle identification and deceleration, braking and stops, and station entry and exit. The fourth from left is Hung Yu-fen, Vice President of TIAC
Taoyuan Airport uses the P4 parking lot as the test site, and the terminal boarding point is set at meeting point No. 51
The self-driving test will allow passengers to experience smart facilities in the future, and portray Taoyuan Airport’s image as a smart airport through innovative technology

In accordance with the smart technology industry development strategy of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taoyuan International Airport Corporation continues to actively promote the "smart airport" concept, and is cooperating with innovative smart technology units to pilot various smart experiments in the airport park starting from today (17th) to the 22nd at the airport parking lot. The self-driving car passenger transfer service launched at Terminal 2 encompasses an optimized plan for shuttle services between the airport park and the terminal building. The feasibility of extending the scope of shuttle services to other parking areas of the airport will be evaluated based on the results of the pilot tests conducted during this phase.

According to the pilot project, in the first phase, self-driving technologies will be verified in zone C of passenger P4 parking lot, with Kingwaytek Technology Co., Ltd. providing relevant technical equipment, and Taoyuan City Government Economic Development Bureau assisting in the provision of vehicles. Self-driving cars will navigate through the parking lot so the vehicle's obstacle avoidance, navigation and other software and hardware can be adjusted to demonstrate the suitability of the field’s space dimensions. Practical application of unmanned self-driving car shuttle services can thus be tested and verified. The phased trial is expected to be completed on September 22.

The test scenarios at this stage include unmanned self-driving road turns, obstacle (including pedestrian) identification and deceleration, braking, stops, and station entry and exit, etc. Inbound and outbound passenger traveling scenarios will be simulated; for example, outbound passengers will park their vehicles in the parking lot and wait for self-driving shuttle services to connect to meeting point No. 51 in Terminal 2, alight, and enter the terminal. Inbound passengers, on the other hand, will board the vehicle at meeting point No. 51 after exiting the terminal and then be automatically transported via self-driving car to the space they parked at before going abroad. Through self-driving technology and the smart parking function of the test vehicle, passengers will no longer encounter the issue of forgetting where they parked upon returning to the country in the past and spare them of the hassle of trying to find their car while carrying numerous pieces of luggage. In addition, when traveling with the elderly and children, the value of self-driving shuttle services as one of the caring services of a smart airport will become even more apparent.

Currently, due to the epidemic, passengers returning to the country must be picked up by relatives and friends or take an epidemic prevention vehicle to leave the airport. Therefore, to test the feasibility of self-driving shuttle services, TIAC has asked airport-related staff and school agency personnel to experience this innovative service in person in place of inbound passengers. Shuttle passengers will also respond to satisfaction surveys on the comfort, convenience, stability, and safety of the experience as a basis for the verification and correction of technical applications. In the future, after the epidemic is over, more advanced tests will be carried out to provide passengers with services of even higher quality.

In anticipation of the construction of 5G smart airports in the future, this self-driving test not only allows passengers to directly experience smart facilities, but also showcases the high-tech image of the country through innovative technology, and demonstrates the current achievements of the domestic self-driving and smart parking-related smart vehicle industry chain. In the future, the second phase of the verification plan will actually be carried out in a high-speed multi-vehicle environment, testing and verifying the technology of self-driving cars on roads outside the airport, providing passengers with diverse and thoughtful services, and gradually realizing the vision of a smart airport.

Media contact:

Nieh, Ching-ing, Deputy Director of General Management Office

Telephone: +886-3-273-5602

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2021/09/26 06:15