Singapore, 30 January 2018 –  Dimension Data, the USD8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider, announced today that it will work with Institute for Information Industry (III) to implement a special project called “Locomotive Safety Improvement Research & Field Experiment Program”. Under the project, Dimension Data will cover roadside implementation and maintenance services as part of a partnership alliance with other ICT partners to develop a safe, eco-friendly and intelligent locomotive system.

To counter challenges of road safety and high fatalities of young university students that Taiwan currently faces as home to the world’s highest density of motorcycles, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China (Taiwan), (MOTC)commissioned this project to Smart System Institute (SSI) at III and Taiwan Telematics Industry Association (TTIA), which will leverage innovative technologies to better manage the locomotive system through the development of an IoT management platform.

As part of Dimension Data’s involvement in taking charge of the project’s roadside column deployment and system integration component, it will set up two experiment sites at local universities - one at Fo Guang University in Yilan County, and the other at National Dong Hwa University in Hualien County.

The ten junctions (including T intersections and downhill curves) enroute the universities’ campuses were identified as high risk areas for traffic accidents, which resulted in Dimension Data setting up roadside columns to act as alert stations that will detect oncoming vehicles from the opposite direction to avoid collisions.

Specially designed RFID transmitters will be installed on 3,000 motorcycles and 10 cars[1]; these will send signals and data to the RFID transceivers at roadside columns each time they approach the ten junctions, to detect an oncoming vehicle. The collected data and images captured at these roadside columns will be sent back to an IoT management platform via 4G/LTE network for further analysis.

“In line with our national vision of driving the development of IoT and smart cities, it is believed that this project is setting the right path of utilizing the latest technologies to ultimately improve the quality of life and well-being of our citizens. We are happy to have Dimension Data onboard for this initiative – it has proven to be a trusted systems integration provider, with the global know-how in developing leading ICT solutions,” said Dr. Tien-Pen Hsu, the project leader at III.

“It is a great privilege for us to be an ICT partner of choice for MOTC’s locomotive safety improvement program, and to be a part of creating an end-to-end solution in securing better road safety in Taiwan. At Dimension Data, we firmly believe in using technology to make things happen and look forward to this journey with MOTC and III as they continue to develop a consistent and reliable system to ensure safer roads in Taiwan,” said Frank Liao, General Manager at Dimension Data Taiwan.
Utilising various IoT technologies, including proactive WiFi AP, RFID transceivers, radar sensors, control devices, surveillance cameras and LED digital signage, the entire design and IoT system  was showcased at ITS World Congress 2017 in Montréal, Canada from 29 October to 2 November 2017.
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About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is a USD 8 billion global leader in designing, optimising, and managing today’s evolving technology environments. This enables its clients to leverage data in a digital age, turn it into information, and extract insights.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, Dimension Data employs 28,000 people across 46 countries. The company brings together the world’s best technology provided by market leaders and niche innovators with the service support that clients need for their businesses – from consulting, technical, and support services to a fully-managed service.

In Asia Pacific, we operate in 35 offices across 13 countries. We help clients enable technology, operate their IT infrastructures and transform technology solutions that deliver value. It combines an expertise in digital infrastructure, cybersecurity, customer experience (CX), and digital workplace, with advanced skills in IT outsourcing, IT-as-a-Service, Systems integration services and training.

Dimension Data is a proud member of the NTT Group. Visit us at http://www2.dimensiondata.com 

[1] This is the number of deployment in 2017. The project is expected to implement at 50 junctions with a total of 9,000 locomotives.

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