Kaohsiung, TW is piloting AVs
Kaohsiung was the first Taiwanese city to do a public AV demonstration in June 2017, with two more follow-up tests in October and November. Operated by 7Starlake, a Taiwanese startup, these tests served a total of 8,000 passengers. The initial test route of just 250 meters has been expanded over the course of tests, culminating in a kilometer-long route linking the EcoMobility World Festival 2017 in the city’s New Bay Area to the Siziwan mass rapid transit station. Kaohsiung is interested in expanding these trials to allow driverless shuttles on the road as an extension of the tram and metro system.