Thailand's leading fuel retailer, OR (part of PTT Group, Thailand's government-owned petrochemical company) announced further collaboration with Florida-based EVLOMO to expand Thailand's electric vehicle (EV) charging network.
More and more new vehicles are equipped with smart cockpits as e-mobility takes off. According to data from Sigmaintell, total shipments of in-car displays are expected to grow 22% yea-on-year to 164 million sheets in 2021.
China-based BOE Technology and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) are expanding production capacities for OLED and LTPS LCD panels for IT and automotive displays, according to China-based media reports.
After introducing advanced AmLED display technology for creator and gaming laptops in 2021, AU Optronics (AUO) has partnered up with leading PC vendors Acer, Asus, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) to launch several high-end desktop monitors and notebooks at CES 2022.
A joint venture between Tangeng Advanced Vehicles (TAV) and Aerospace Industrial Development (AIDC) has launched a new electric bus, dubbed Alighter, and will soon kick off mass production with support from member firms of the Commercial Taiwan Partnership (CTP).
Mindtronic AI, a Taiwan-based startup, has unveiled Meta-Service, a biometric sensing technology that provides instant access to any visible object in the real world. This technology ushers in the future of mobility, and celebrates the company's fifth CES Innovation Award win since 2018.
There has been a large gap between imagination and realization when it comes to the metaverse, according to Ting Wei Li, chairman of NXP Greater China. However, nowadays, Li says low-power chips and relevant software and hardware upgrades are expected to close the gap between the two.
During the inception of EV development, Taiwan makers have made substantial gains in the upstream field like in-car computer and cockpit panels. Battery material firms also have gained ground in the cathode, anode and electrolyte segments. Electric bus makers Rac and Master, power charging solution providers Delta, Phihong and Fortune have all joined MIH Consortium initiated by Foxconn (Hon-Hai).
LCD panel maker Innolux has unveiled three in-house-developed innovative display technologies, InnoLED, multi-user N3D (natural 3D) display and integrated cockpit display system (ICDS) in a bid to demonstrate its corporate vision of "Panel Your Future," according to the company.
With 5G communication getting popular, software updates through the Internet is common. The emerging V2X services have been triggered by the rapid development of EVs. Many countries have been devastated by problems of port congestion and in short of truck drivers. Take Taiwan as an example. According to The Directorate General of Highways, the average age of bus drivers in Taiwan is 48.3 years old. After stricter labor laws were implemented, the salaries of drivers as a percentage of operating costs have increased from 29% to 52%.
LG Electronics has developed a new biometric recognition technology that enables car owners to ignite their vehicles without using a key by identifying their facial expressions and finger movements using multiple in-car cameras.
Taiwan is promoting the development of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Earlier in 2021, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) authorized a MaaS plan for four counties and cities in Taiwan including Kaohsiung City, Taichung City, Penghu County and Taitung County. MaaS plans already in place in Taiwan include the MeN Go plan in Kaohsuing City, the NT$1280 All Pass in Taipei City and New Taipei City, and the MOTC-developed UMAJI App.