Taipei City Government as a Green Transportation Leader, Create a New Blueprint for Smart Transportation
The Vice Mayor of the Taipei Municipal Government, LIN,CHIN-JUNG, attended the press conference of second anniversary of WeMo Scooter's operation today (24th). He and the Umotor partner, the CEO of WeMo Scooter, WU, HSIN-PEI, rode on electric motors to debut, in addition to celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the outstanding operation, they also announced they will sign a memorandum of cooperation to provide exclusive electric motor rental discounts for city employees, who will become leaders of green transportation that invite the citizens to "ride" to respond to create a green environment of convenient transportation.
Vice Mayor LIN, CHIN-JUNG said that the principle of transportation development in Taipei City is “Energy, Sharing, Security, and Digitized”. Since 2017, YouBike, Umotor and Ucar, known as “3U Project”, became new choices of major Taipei city. This year (2018), the smart parking Uparking will be promoted and upgraded the “3U” to the “4U project”. The meeting also announced that it will sign a memorandum of cooperation with the industry, provide exclusive car rental discounts for city employees, encourage colleagues to use green transport commuting, and look forward to becoming a part of the official car system in the future, and witnessing the success of building the capital life circle under the cooperation of government and industries.
Taipei City adheres to the concept of “from public to the private, from the inside to the outside” to promote smart cities. Umotor WeMo Scooter joined in 2017, and with the joint efforts of citizens and industry, it has leapt to the largest transportation service in Asia, and will welcome it’s the 1000000th ride in October. The layout of Umotor reached 3,000 before the end of October, it is obvious that the convenience of shared motorcycle is widely welcomed by the public, and will reach the goal of 100,000 members before the end of the year.
Department of Information Technology pointed out that WeMo Scooter has a 24-hour networking system. In the future, it is hoped to promote cooperation with the Taipei City Road and Pipes Management Center, collect public usage characteristics and traffic data of Taipei City, visualize relevant traffic big data and carry out effective data analysis, and further practice application in various smart city planning policies to change Taipei with technology.