Taiwan's first unmanned bus EZ10 had its first test drive in campus. This imported French bus can operate from six to eight hours after a single charge. The maximum capacity for the bus is 12 passengers. The bus is under test in National Taiwan University, researchers are collecting data for transportation in closed routes.
Taiwan's first unmanned small shuttle bus had its first test drive at National Taiwan University. This self-driving shuttle bus EZ10 has six passenger seats, it automatically stops at every stop in the campus with automated functions of door opening and closing.
==MR. CHU passenger==
When the car stops on curb, it doesn't need any sign or any guidance. It slowly stops at curb like that. I feel its positioning and control system are not bad.
==MISS CHANG passenger==
I don't know its anti-collision capability, but I personally feel the bus is stable enough.
In addition to its automation, the bus is equipped with GPS positioning system, camera, and laser radar detecting devices. The devices are able to detect 50 meters ahead of any blocking object. The bus will slow down and operate to a full stop for avoiding collision.
==TING YEN-YUN Unmanned Vehicle Developer==
The shuttle is capable of detecting anything within a radius of 50 meters. When the car detects an object ahead of it, the bus will adjust its speed according to the object's moving speed. For example, if a bicycle or motorcycle suddenly moving out from right or left side, the unmanned bus can make an emergency braking within a definite moment.
In recent years the United States and Singapore have been investing in researches for unmanned technology. The National Taiwan University has been collaborating with private enterprise in integrating software and hardware of unmanned technology. They are collecting data from the unmanned shuttle bus, aiming to develop shuttle buses for transportation on closed routes at hospital and campus.