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.
Department of Information Technology of Taipei City Government has promoted the Smart City Project and established the Taipei Smart City Project Office for nearly three years. Especially, this time industrial exchange and discuss meeting was hosted by Director of the department, LI, WEI-PIN. It is aimed at the smart city promotion mechanism and expected to integrate feedback from industries and expert opinions for continuous optimization of creative proposals from citizens.
The 5th PIXNET HACKATHON Competition was held at the National Taiwan University Sports Center on 8/18 and 8/19. Department of Information Technology and the Taipei Smart City Project Management Office for the first time jointly held the 5th PIXNET HACKATHON competition with the point of "creating a smart life circle," focusing on the IoT voice situation application and artificial intelligence image recognition technology, and cooperates with Department of Transportation of Taipei City and New Taipei City to share and provide information such as bus routes and traffic flow, historical data on traffic and speed. Besides, Askey , the company cooperates with Taipei City Government to promote “Smart Taipei Station” in order to encourage the participating teams to stimulate more feasible solutions for the convenience of the App, also participate in the current hackathon activities, provides SDK╱ API technical support.
On February 7, 2018, during the winter vacation, the Taipei New Children’s Amusement Park held a “Smart Parenting Tournament” event target at the parent-child community in hope of spreading the concept and experience of Taipei Smart City to the “family” as a unit to extensive publicity.
In order to let the outsiders know about the self-driving cars and plans of the resident companies, the Taipei City government and the cooperative operators held field survey activities to publicly announce the first self-driving test field in Taiwan, aiming to build Taiwan’s self-driving environment.
Taipei Smart City Project Management Office and Department of Information Technology exhibited innovative applications with the Department of Economic Development at the "Smart Innovation Pavilion" at the Taipei Vision Pavilion at the 2018 Smart City Exhibition including “Beitou Shilin Science and Technology Park Self-driving empirical field”, “AI artificial intelligence application”, “Air Pollution Traceability Monitoring Platform”, “Internet of Things Experiment Platform” and “Taipei English Learning City” ,etc.
In order to make Smart City and Internet of Things applied to Taipei city and make it become a Living Lab of Smart City, Taipei City Government held the press conference of “Taipei Smart City Industrial Field Pilot Project”on the morning of May 24th to declare that this is the first pilot project and hope through proposal,media, and field evidence to integrate produciton, research and other resorce, improve policy-building and related service and build a urban culture of dare-to-innovation. The press conference also invited many smart city-related alliances such as Taiwan Smart City Industry Alliance, Taipei City Business Association, Taiwan Internet of Things Industry Technology Association, Taiwan Cloud Internet Industry Association and Taipei City Computer Business Association and other communications field representatives.
Taipei City Government promotes “sharing, green energy, and e-city” as the core of governance planning and actively introduced the recent “3U” plan, which combines YouBike, U-Motor, and U-Car services, to provide citizens more convenient transportation solution. It reduces the holdings of private vehicles as well as decreases serious traffic and pollution problems. In the meantime, it encourages the development of related industry and accelerates the development of smart city.
Smart City Summit & Expo 2017 is hosted for 4 consecutive days since Feb. 21st at Nangang Exhibition Hall. Taipei City Government Vision Pavilion is themed as “Good Life in Future Taipei” and is divided into “Smart Ecological Community,” “Smart Government,” “Smart Startups,” “Smart Public Housing,” and “Smart Security” exhibition areas. It showcases the outcomes of construction of smart city, including all aspects of public life, in order to attracting domestic and international visitors to experience the results of smart city.
Taipei Smart City along with Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government, have lots of outcomes in this year. In the future, we will continue to expand our cooperation with innovative service providers, exchanging ideas and enhance the life experience through the public and private partnership. Create a new urban culture that is willing to innovate, change and actively verify and not afraid of failures. Make Taipei a new paradigm of the city.
In order to transform Taipei into a smart city, Taipei City Government established “Taipei Smart City PMO” on March, 2016. The main appeal is to guide public-private partnership and public participation and hoping to help the government introduce the latest smart city solutions. To transform Taipei to be a living lab, this action allows innovative technologies to be experimented in Taipei and let citizens access to many intelligent services.
In recent years, the impact of health trend made the population of night-jogging, bicycle-riding and other individual sport types grow rapidly. Community sports center became the first choice of fitness for citizens. Except the reason that the indoor environment can avoid weather affects, it also provides professional staffs to help people using the equipment, teach classes and other services so to be a public construction that is closest to the general public.
PMO will work with Taipei Xinyi Community College and host “What’s Smart City? Experience the Cool Technology!” seminar on November, 4th, 2016 as an activity of “Week of Civic Literacy”. In this seminar, PMO researchers will introduce the concept of smart city and share domestic and foreign smart city cases. To make deep impression for participants, PMO invites industry professionals to share real cases of smart applications and allows participants to experience the technologies. PMO wishes to deliver an idea that smart city is not just about cold technologies. It is connecting with citizens and makes our lives to be more convenient and comfortable.
PMO will work with Taipei Neihu Community College and host “What’s Smart City? Experience the Cool Technology!” seminar on November, 2nd, 2016 as an activity of “Week of Civic Literacy”. In this seminar, PMO researchers will introduce the concept of smart city and share domestic and foreign smart city cases. To make deep impression for participants, PMO invites industry professionals to share real cases of smart applications and allows participants to experience the technologies.
PMO will work with Taipei Shilin Community College and host “What’s Smart City? Experience the Cool Technology!” seminar on November, 1st, 2016 as an activity of “Week of Civic Literacy”. In this seminar, PMO researchers will introduce the concept of smart city and share domestic and foreign smart city cases. To make deep impression for participants, PMO invites industry professionals to share real cases of smart applications and allows participants to experience the technologies. PMO wishes to deliver an idea that smart city is not just about cold technologies. It is connecting with citizens and makes our lives to be more convenient and comfortable.
Taipei Smart City PMO encourages public to show your idea！ Coming and join us！ Let’s building a better Taipei together！
Taipei Smart City PMO successfully match-made Taipei City Government and a domestic startup, “WeMo Scooter,” to work together and promote a U-Motor rental service. A press conference was hosted on December 7th at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, Building A8, North Gate, with a test ride activity. The Vice-mayor, Lin, Qin-Rong, joined the activity and enthusiastically tried out the app operation for riding the U-Motor, adding many interactions with participants.
PMO will host “Building Smart City with IoT Seminar, Nangang City as an Example”on August 15th, 2016 in Taipei Computer Association. PMO interviewed citizens and collected questionnaires to study local needs in Nangang district and proposed smart city solutions aiming on “security”, “national care for elderly and disabled persons”, and “ecological protection” needs.
PMO hosted “Nangang District Smart City Promotion Citizen Symposium” on July 23rd, 2016 in Nangang Sanchong Community Activity Center, and invited residents of Nangang district to understand subjects about smart city. PMO researchers introduced the concept of smart city and shared domestic and foreign smart city cases.
“Taipei Smart City PMO” hosted a press conference to announce a work collection activity for LoRa, an IoT experimental platform on 5/16. This is a plan that encourages startups and innovation teams to participate and submit applications. Through the experimental activity, the government wishes to invite more private energy to invest in the development of LoRa applications.
In order to accelerate the development of smart city and upgrade the competitiveness of IoT industry, Taipei City Government especially planned and implemented “Taipei IoT Experimental Platform” to transform the city to become an experimental field so that the innovative applications of ICT industry will be practiced. It can accelerate maturation and development of Taiwan IoT technologies and products as well as enable citizens to enjoy good outcomes from intelligent services. Ultimately, it is very useful for the development and innovation for the IoT industry.