Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 09 January 2013
Taiwan's entry of a "connected vehicle" prototype was awarded the Galileo Pro title, the second highest in the prototyping category of the competition.
The project is called "Driving with Safety, Responsiveness, and Courtesy" and uses integrated automobile and communication technology.
It allows drivers to send warning or thank you signals to nearby vehicles by just pressing a button, instead of using the common forms of traffic communication such as hand signals and the vehicle horn, the ITRI said.
The prototype, submitted to the competition by Hua-chuang Automobile Information Technical Center Co. and the ITRI, was among 65 entries in that category, the institute said.