A new step towards closer ties in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems was made with Taiwan’s delegation, represented by CECI Chairman and ITS Taiwan President Dr. Shih Yi-Fang, signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Polish Intelligent Transportation System Association on October 18th in Warsaw. From Poland’s side, the memorandum was singed by Mr. Marek Litwin, President of the country’s Intelligent Transportation System Association (ITS Poland). The signing ceremony was also attended by Taiwan’s ambassador in Warsaw, Mr. Chen Long-Jin, as well as by other members of delegations from both sides.
The MOU is aimed at promoting further cooperation between the intelligent transportation industries and enterprises of the two countries, broadening common global market development and mutual investment opportunities, strengthening technological and R&D exchanges and the joint development of new innovative smart transportation solutions. This step is expected to allow companies and organizations from Taiwan and Poland to jointly pursue opportunities on the global stage and provide a complementary synergy to each other’s ITS industries.
Dr. Shih emphasized the continuous efforts made in recent years both by CECI and ITS Taiwan in promoting international cooperation development in such fields as smart city, intelligent transport, electronic mobility, traffic control and others. The signing of the MOU with ITS Poland – which is engaged in similar efforts in that country – will undoubtedly bring new opportunities for further collaboration and exchanges between the two countries and their transportation sectors. In addition, Dr. Shih added, Taiwan’s experience and innovation in ITS must be shared on the global stage, both contributing to the development of the industry, and uplifting Taiwan’s international position as the technological leader. Before Dr. Shih was elected as ITS Taiwan’s President in 2020, the efforts at promoting international teamwork were led by Dr. Y.C. Chang, Managing Director of Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co, Ltd., who was also in attendance at the ceremony in Warsaw.
Mr. Marek Litwin, President of the Intelligent Transportation System Association of Poland, also expressed his strong confidence in the future of the bilateral ties in the field of ITS and the “win-win” nature of this commitment. And Taiwan’s ambassador in Warsaw, Mr. Chen Long-Jin, stressed the historic significance of this new milestone in bringing the two countries’ investment, trade and cooperation closer together and pointed to the leading role of Taiwan’s technology in connecting it with societies across the world.