Advantech has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Tsai Ying Clean Energy Co., Ltd. (TYCE) for cooperation in developing the first “Made-in-Taiwan” hydrogen fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) management system.
They will also jointly explore domestic and international markets for the product. Advantech and Tsai Ying Clean Energy Co., Ltd. are expected to complete Taiwan’s first hydrogen FCEB management system by the end of 2022 and will promote it together globally in the future.
Due to the increasing threat of climate change, the global net-zero trend, and the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), Europe and the United States have reached an international consensus on tackling these issues head on. In line with this, the Taiwan government has recently announced its net-zero road map, focusing on policy guidelines such as energy efficiency, green energy, and maximizing carbon emissions reduction.
In this cooperation, Advantech will provide software and hardware integrated solutions on TYCE’s hydrogen FCEBs, such as the intelligent eBus management cloud platform, TREK in-vehicle computing box, AI-based fleet safety, vehicle diagnosis, and onboard passenger multimedia infotainment services. These solutions will improve the safety and efficiency of hydrogen FCEBs and offer more comfortable journeys to travellers.
MC Chiang, VP of Advantech’s Service IoT Group, commented, “Based on our corporate vision for Enabling an Intelligent Planet, Advantech is dedicated to becoming an active supporter of a sustainable planet through our sustainable acts and policies.”
Van Lin, Senior Director of Advantech’s Service IoT Group, said, “Advantech has been cultivating fleet management and smart bus applications for more than ten years, with successful cases all over the world. We have been vigorously cooperating with global partners in the electric bus industry to realize the vision of low-carbon green energy transportation.”
Eagle Cheng, chairman of Tsai Ying Clean Energy, noted, “This cooperation with Advantech is not only for jointly developing the first hydrogen FCEB management system suitable for operation in Taiwan by leveraging Advantech’s collective experience in the smart eBus field, but also hopes to mobilize Advantech’s global network for the promotion of hydrogen FCEBs.”