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Taiwan has implemented 223 Smart City projects that use various technologies and innovative solutions to improve key aspects of communities, including governance, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, and more.

With the development of Artificial Intelligence technology, the applications play a key role in the provision of citizen services by the government. Smart cities are entering a new phase of Smart City 2.0 by integrating AI and Internet of Things technologies into services.

These are some of the many Smart City Taiwan projects that showcase some of their best practices that could help cities around the world solve similar problems. To better understand the solutions with real-world cases and data, Smart City Taiwan and Taiwan International Development Co. (TIDC) digital solutions use geomagnetic sensors to reduce traffic by capturing and sharing real-time parking information.

In smart aquaculture, a technology company is using fish farm solutions to mitigate risks from extreme weather conditions and food contamination. The company uses Human Intelligence (HI) and AI technology to increase productivity in agriculture through digitization. A healthcare company strives to reduce the burden on hospitals and enable remote patient monitoring through integrated medical and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions.

Taiwan’s smart city is being developed through IoT, cloud computing, big data, mobile internet and other new generation technologies related to information and communication, and data resources in various fields are being integrated and applied.

Through national policies and initiatives, Taiwan can “Development project for intelligent cities”, includes a public-private partnership (PPP) to enable intelligent services in Taiwan and in the global marketplace. This has helped advance user-centric solutions for 4G to 5G migration, leveraging Taiwan’s strength in hardware and software integration. Smart cities are one of the destinations that countries around the world are striving for. Taiwan is known worldwide for its smart city development.

Taiwan has also demonstrated innovative solutions from an information security policy perspective. This supports operational management and decision-making in smart governance. The aim of developing smart cities is to enable citizens to live a life beyond efficiency.

Taipei City takes “Open Government”, “Participation of all” and “Public-Private-Collaboration” as core vision and spirit and promotes the development of Smart Cities according to the principle “from the inside out, from public to private”. “. In response to the development of intelligent technologies and the changing needs of urban development.

“Smart Government” is proposed as the main body for funding, together with seven other main projects, including Smart Security, Smart Building, Smart Transportation, Smart Education, Smart Health, Smart Environment and Smart Economy, which make up the Smart City 1 + 7 field.

By combining the top-down policy and creative proposal, Taipei City is expected to build co-prosperous ecosystems for government, citizens and industry to provide blueprint for future smart city planning in Taipei .

As reported by OpenGov Asia, the renamed digital passport enables Taipei city government to get a quick vaccination appointment as part of the global drive for smart city programs, and could soon include digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, adding to what the city has to offer diverse and intelligent measures to contain COVID-19.

Known as the “Taipei Card” until last year, TaipeiPASS was designed as a one-stop solution for 80% of community services, from paying taxes and parking tickets to paying utility bills, access to library resources and a citizen helpline. In addition, citizens can remotely cast a vote, file a complaint, report a crime, and enjoy exclusive discounts on dining and in-store shopping.

Taipei’s Department of Information Technology Commissioner said that in addition to check-in, a data analysis model of citizen flows at business locations will be brought into the service to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. For those less familiar with smart devices, the city allows them to check-in with a registered Taipei EasyCard.

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