Taiwan Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC)20. November 2023
The Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) was established in 1990 by the Ministry of Economic Affairs together with the Ministry of Environment and Communications, the Environmental Protection Administration and representatives from the business community. It is based on the Directive for the Development and Promotion of the Automotive Industry of March 15, 1985. The ARTC is a government-funded, non-profit research institution located in Lukang, Changhua County, Taiwan. The ARTC is one of the founding members of the Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC), which has been in existence since mid-2005.
The ARTC’s activities cover research and development of vehicle technology, improvement of product quality and internationally recognized testing and certification services. It also supports the government in stipulating and implementing regulations and standards. The ARTC’s main test site in Changhua consists of twelve different test tracks on a total area of 119 hectares.
Product Testing for VSCC Certification in Taiwan
ARTC is the leading test lab for tests needed to obtain the VSCC certification in Taiwan.
In the field of research, the ARTC is internationally known for its “Winbus”. The autonomous driving platform for minibuses was unveiled in September 2019 and carries 15 passengers at a speed of up to 50 km/h and a range of 70 km on one battery charge. The system is capable of Level 4 autonomous driving and has been running on a 7.5 km route between factories in Changhua County on a trial basis since 2020.