Taiwan wins top award for second year running
First publishedin ITS World Congress
From left to right: Y C Chang of ITS Taiwan, James Jeng of THSR and Kent Wang, political deputy minister, ministry of transportation and communications'
After taking out last years ITS World Congress Industry Award for the electronic toll collection (ETC) system, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp was delighted to receive this year’s award for the High Speed Railway.
Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp (THSRC) was named winner for its smart systems, reflecting the quality and strength of the local intelligent services sector. THSRC won for its disaster warning, passenger service and ticketing systems, as well as its provision of integrated i-traveling information for passengers.
“Thanks to our disaster warning system, no lives were lost in accidents caused by earthquakes and typhoons,” said James Jeng, CEO of THSRC.
“And in addition, our passenger and ticketing systems, as well as the i-traveling service, helped ensure customers enjoy seamless connections with other transportation networks and easy access to tourism resources along the high-speed rail.”
The ITS Taiwan stand also features smart technology implemented by local police authorities.
An application provides police with immediate face recognition so potential felons can be quickly identified. A second app, downloaded by citizens enables their location to be immediately found in the case of an emergency.