TARC to showcase R&D achievements in 2008 AutoTronics Taipei

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) will become a trendy product with respect to environmentalists.
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In the Opening Day of 2008 AutoTronics Taipei (April 9), the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) invited Jamie C. Hsu (Consultant of Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of the China and Former Management Executive Director of General Motors Global Technology) for a speech in the "Pavilion of Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC)" to forecast the future of automobile industry in Taiwan, which echoed the "Taiwan Automotive International Forum & Exhibition", held at TWTC Nangang in conjunction with 2008 Taipei AMPA.

Before the main show, Department of Industrial Technology of Ministry of Economic Affairs supervised the establishment of TARC by ITRI, Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, Metal Industries Research & Development Center, and the other academical and industrial units to improve the level of research and development including applications on security, artificial intelligence, and energy-saving.

Jamie Hsu: The automobile industry should do proper transformations for the future.
Image: Rico Shen.
Cquote1.svg There were several crisis for the automobile industry in Taiwan because of the decrease of market scale, low self-independence, technology transition, and the rise up of oil prices. But after in conjunction with light-weighting, electronical, and energy-saving related industries, there were other chances and challenges for the automobile industry in Taiwan. Currently, the Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium should do a proper role on R&D, policy driving, and quality improving, even though urban and rural differences, and key issue of carbon dioxide wasting, if there is a new innovation, Taiwan will be a good example in the automobile industry in the world. Cquote2.svg

—Jamie C. Hsu, Consultant of Ministry of Economic Affairs.


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