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2016 Smart City Summit & Expo to Kick off March 22

Deputy Mayor Charles Lin announced that Taipei City Government will be holding the 2016 Smart City Summit & Expo in collaboration with Taipei Computer Association at Nangang Exhibition Center between March 22 and 25 during a pre-show press event on March 15.

Lin noted that the summit will explore issues raning from architecture, medicine, transportation, to cloud technology. City leaders from France, the US, the Netherlands, Czech, Israel, Myanmar, and municipalities on the island will attend forums and seminars as part of the event.

The deputy mayor pointed out that the implementation of “Smart City”—on top of the city’s administrative agenda—will be divided into four sections, which are smart government, smart citizens, smart experiment sites, and smart infrastructure. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to provide better public services and facilities for citizens employing intelligent technologies and IoT solutions.

Living up to the Smart Community vision, Lin pledged that the city will build six zones making up 6,000 housing units in three years. The transportation and information technology departments will also cooperate in transforming Taipei Railway Station into a “Smart Station.”

In addition, Lin reckoned that the city plans to launch the “Ucar” shared electric car scheme building upon the success of YouBike. The proposal has received great interest from the US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors.

Lin also highlighted the importance of taking measures to address the aging population problem, for example incorporating smart technology applications into housing units constructed for the elderly.

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