Taiwan CAR Lab
Operational planning and the establishment of service platforms at Taiwan CAR Lab is undertaken by the NARLabs team. NARLabs’ Shalun Smart Car Test Facilities Division combines research from other laboratory centers, including NCHC, TSRI and TIRI, and is charged with implementing Taiwan CAR Lab’s plans and operations, the establishment and maintenance of its testing database, R&D of automated test imaging interpretation technology and of virtual simulation technology, and other projects.
The laboratory also cooperates with the Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) to utilize its long-term capabilities in the fields of vehicle testing and smart car research. Such collaboration aims to jointly develop domestic self-driving cars, advanced ADAS systems, Internet of Vehicles (IoV), data security and other testing technologies. Such systematic test results and data will hopefully result in a proposal for domestic entities to establish an official set of standards and regulations related to driving and IoV.
Cyber Security & Smart Technology R&D Building
Tainan’s Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City forms part of the government's “5+2 Industrial Innovation Plan”, and possesses a complete R&D environment, with data security technology, smart transportation, smart health and smart living as its main development axis. Shalun Science City will establish a training academy and collaborative base for data security, along with a control base, a smart transportation simulation platform, and the Taiwan Tech Arena SOUTH (TTA SOUTH. Other spaces will attract manufacturers of the industry for undertaking co-creation and R&D with associates and other international manufacturers, providing complete one-stop and product verification services for resident manufacturers. Such service spaces will play a major role of incubating potential projects that will shape Taiwan’s vital cyber security and smart industry clusters.
New Southbound Policy Office
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)’s New Southbound Policy subsidizes international joint research, promotes industry-university cooperation, encourages the cultivation and exchange of talents. By continuously deepening of the benefits of the new southbound policy, it actively searches for potential new southbound markets and strives for world-class technological, R&D, and management talents. The office’s main task is to strengthen the promotion of innovative industries and international exchanges with the vision for "innovation, inclusiveness, and sustainability". Through bilateral exchanges and long-term ties, the New Southbound Policy Office can help understand the needs and relative advantages of partner countries, and then establish and formalize scientific research collaborations.