Taiwan's Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things
Taiwan has implemented smart cities technology most effectively so far in the area of transportation. It has established a nationwide electronic toll collection system (ETC), introduced a cash reloadable smart transportation card (EasyCard), and increasingly monitors parking spaces electronically. In the healthcare field, Taiwan has installed an embedded chip in its national health card containing the cardholder’s full medical history.
Those types of technologically advanced solutions will be integral to Taiwan moving up the global value chain.
“To be globally competitive, Taiwanese industry has to upgrade itself from contract manufacturer to digital solution provider – or even an innovative application service provider.Taiwanese firms need to provide higher value to customers.” - Gan Dai-You, an industry analyst at the state-backed Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
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