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Use Your Face to Pay for a Ride!A New Evolution of Driverless Shuttle 7Starlake NEC Collaboration 5G application & AI leading – the very first in Smart City Expo
- March 26, 2019

7Starlake, introduced driverless shuttle into Taiwan for over two years, completing transport mission in Taipei, Kaohsiung, Changhua etc., announces a collaboration with NEC in 2019 Smart City Summit & Expo, to make driverless shuttle the very first public transportation without using cash, card, or any device to pay for a ride, the only thing you need is “your face”. 7Starlake GM Yen-Yun Ting and NEC Taiwan Government Public Solution Group GM Yu-Chang Zhang take the very first experience of using face to take a ride. Through 5G, the data is rapidly built up in cloud backend after register an account on site, then through facial recognition system to identify personal information and directly charge from personal account, Realizing fast and efficient smart mobility without long wait.

7Starlake GM Yen-Yun Ting and NEC Taiwan Government Public Solution Group GM Yu-Chang Zhang announce the facial recognition technology first time to be applied in drivesless shuttle.

7Starlake GM Yen-Yun Ting said, "Be as the first mover for driverless shuttle to operate in Taiwan, 7Starlake has been thinking about how new technology can be applicated in driverless shuttle, to make it not just a vehicle, but a movable IoT platform. Playing as a role to drive data collection, connection, and application in smart city, driverless shuttle can connect not only V2V and V2I data, but also other IoT. Especially when 5G era comes, driverless shuttle is going to become an indispensable power in city. Although the collaboration with NEC Taiwan this time is a static exhibition, we will soon let the public to experience the convenience of smart mobility when the regulation is passed and driverless shuttle is ready and allowed to go on open road."

7Starlake GM Yen-Yun Ting takes the very first experience of using face to take driveless shuttle.

NEC Taiwan Government Public Solution Group GM Yu-Chang Zhang mentioned, "NEC facial recognition technology belongs to the core technique of NEC Bio-IDiom, using NeoFace, an AI Engine with world no.1 identification accuracy. In Smart City Expo, we set up a "NEC Smart Station" scenario, passengers can take a picture of your face at the booth, simulating the payment method of electronic purse, using your face to pay and get on the driverless shuttle. Moreover, the driverless shuttle equipped with various NEC solutions and products including: onboard video conferencing, ultra short throw projector, age and gender presumption etc. letting participants to take the lead in experiencing new evolution of mobility. When driverless shuttle is ready to get on road, NEC facial recognition can build up personal account through App or SMS, combining with credit card or add value, realizing no cash, card, mobile, but "face"."

To deal with complicated analysis and real-time connection, driverless shuttle adapted with 7Starlake rugged CPUGPU computing system which equipped with Intel® Multi- Core Processor, NVIDIA® graphic card, and fanless rugged system with perfect thermal solution. 7Starlake computing system performs excellently on graphic and data computing, and able to sustain under harsh environment, which is optimized for the use in high-end automation and image/data analysis system in both defense and industrial fields. 7Starlake driverless shuttle is in Smart City Summit & Expo at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, from 26th to 29th, March. Come to booth I431 to take a glance and experience future smart transportation!

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