Siemens eyes autonomous vehicles

Siemens Taiwan is collaborating with Taiwanese partners to conduct field trials for autonomous vehicles by the end of this year, as the German company aims to increase its foothold in the nation’s smart transportation sector…

Siemens would help build the infrastructure and provide software solutions in collaboration with various local companies and the government, the company said.

An autonomous testing facility usually includes roads with traffic signals and intersections, where automakers, suppliers and technology companies can test their vehicles and equipment before deploying to public roads.

Such a facility is also helpful for companies to test software, sensors, traffic data ingestion and security systems for driverless vehicles.