Empowering Mobility: Key Trends from TAIPEI AMPA 2024

The Taipei International Auto Parts & Accessories Show (TAIPEI AMPA), held from April 17 to 20 has attracted 1,000 exhibitors from both domestic and international markets, showcasing a total of 2,700 booths.

We observed three major trends. Firstly, there is a growing emphasis on integrating AI to achieve smarter functionalities, enhancing road safety and fleet management. Secondly, there is a trend towards highly integrated designs of components to reduce size and weight, thereby lowering costs and minimizing installation space. Additionally, efforts are being made to improve charging efficiency, provide more customized services for different scenarios, and maximize space utilization.

Charging Devices Enhance Charging Efficiency and Space Utilization

Charging infrastructure remains a crucial factor in the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Looking ahead, the industry is focusing on improving charging efficiency, reducing costs, and providing a more convenient charging experience.

Delta Electronics exhibits a range of electric vehicle charging solutions, including a 350 kW DC fast charger with a modular design and a DC Wallbox 50 kW DC charging station. The DC Wallbox 50 kW features a wall-mounted design, reducing its footprint by 60% compared to similar chargers and effectively utilizing parking space. With its energy conversion efficiency of up to 96%, provides high-efficiency charging services for commercial sites.

To meet the increasing demand for electric motorcycles, Delta Electronics introduces an 8 kW smart motorcycle charging station designed specifically for the Southeast Asian market. Equipped with two charging heads, each providing 4 kW of power, it can fully charge motorcycles with 3-5 kW batteries in approximately 1 hour.

Delta DC Wallbox 50kW EV charger features a compact size and high-efficiency

MSI showcases the Eco Premium smart AC charging station, capable of delivering up to 22 kW of three-phase power output. Compared to single-phase charging, it offers faster charging speeds, making it suitable for electric vehicles with larger battery capacities or those requiring rapid charging. Moreover, the design allows for customization to meet the specific needs of the European and American markets, providing options such as the presence or absence of gun lines and three-way inlet methods, enhancing construction flexibility, and offering consumers and operators a more diverse selection. The Portable EV Charger, designed for convenient portability, emphasizes plug-and-play functionality and comes with interchangeable plugs for eight different countries.

MSI’s innovative EV AI features built-in AI license plate recognition capability, enabling automatic identification of license plates in public parking lots, thereby enhancing convenience and safety while also facilitating flexible reservations for charging stations. For businesses such as hotels, communities, or office buildings, EV AI’s license plate recognition facilitates parking spot reservations. Additionally, it comes equipped with QR code scanning for payments and RFID card sensing functionality, optimizing parking management and payment experiences.

MSI exhibits Eco Premium (left) and Portable EV Charger (right)

The DQ480 480kW from Zerova Technologies is a standalone DC charging pile that can be used independently and equipped with four charging guns, suitable for urban areas with limited space. The DZ480 kW modular power cabinet, which offers flexible charging solutions, employs power dynamic allocation technology to provide up to six sub-cabinet charging outputs simultaneously, maximizing charging efficiency. The DZ480 kW modular power cabinet adopts modular power modules to provide high-power DC electricity, capable of parallel operation up to 960 kW. Coupled with Novae Power’s compact modular gun cabinets, ranging from 4 to 12 units, installation and transportation costs are reduced, meeting the charging needs of large-scale commercial fleets and other major venues.

Novae Power offers flexible charging options, adjusting charging time and power to accommodate various needs such as fast charging and slow charging. This is particularly useful in large public areas with limited parking space, such as department stores and gas station islands, allowing users to complete charging within approximately 1 to 4 hours based on their preferences, or to cater to overnight charging habits at bus stations and freight logistics centers.

Zerova’s booth is constructed with materials such as LED screens and platforms, featuring a 70% recyclable structure.

Power System Emphasizes High Integration and Lightweight Design

In response to the trend of reducing EV components and vehicle lightweighting demands, major power system manufacturers have introduced integrated power systems this year. One of the highlights of the exhibition presented by Fujita Electric is the 7-in-1 power system, which integrates the motor, gearbox, transmission, inverter, DC converter, AC/DC converter, and junction box. It boasts a small size, and lightweight advantages, effectively saving space, and enhancing operational efficiency. When power is insufficient, it utilizes engine-driven generators to supply power to the battery, extending the driving range. Furthermore, it incorporates efficient oil cooling systems for temperature management, enhancing reliability, stability, safety, and lifespan.

Fukuta 7-in-1 EV powertrain system

AcBel Polytech’s 800V 3kW DC/DC Converter is another innovative product worth noting. This converter has a product footprint equivalent to a mobile phone, weighing only 1.5 kilograms, featuring space and weight-saving advantages. With a power density of up to 6.0 kW/L and a peak system efficiency of 98%, it greatly reduces energy loss and improves range.

Also showcased are two Silicon Carbide (SiC) power solutions. Among them, 800V 250kW SiC Inverter,” showcases remarkable efficiency of up to 98%, leveraging silicon carbide power modules. Equipped with advanced safety features such as overvoltage, overcurrent, over-temperature, and short-circuit protection, this controller incorporates state-of-the-art high-frequency switching control technology, facilitating compact design and superior power density. The 900V SiC DC converter, which applies silicon carbide power modules, achieves a system efficiency of over 93% and has been adopted by US manufacturers, with global sales. The 400V 125kW 4-in-1 E-Power Integrated System, besides its lightweight design, can operate under stringent temperature ranges and has been supplied to Japanese manufacturers since 2023. 

AcBel showcases SiC-based, integrated, and thin-as-mobile power solutions

Shihlin Electric presented a pair of power systems tailored for commercial logistics vehicles. These included a versatile 150kW dual-purpose system designed for 5-ton logistics vehicles, alongside a novel 13kW system ideal for urban three-wheeled logistics electric vehicles, presently utilized by Gaius Automotive. Moreover, they showcased a compact four-in-one power system for electric bicycles, weighing a mere 1.75 kilograms. Furthermore, their side-mounted power system for electric motorcycles offers support for up to 7kW.

Shihlin Electric showcases new powertrain systems including a 7kW side mount motor

AI Enhances Driving Experience and Road Safety

E-Lead Electronic introduces its 3D Spatial Vision Head-Up Display (3D SPATIAL VISION HUD), compatible with various automotive platforms. It features a groundbreaking continuous zooming HUD projection technology, seamlessly integrating with three-dimensional real space, and extending image projection to greater distances. The Panoramic Display (PHUD), on the other hand, integrates electronic rearview mirrors, panoramic views, video playback, and other visuals, allowing both the driver and the passenger to simultaneously view different display contents. This facilitates access to more vehicle information, significantly enhancing driving safety and entertainment. As for the AI VPA, it dynamically projects versatile 3D spatial imagery, positioned in front of the driver, in the middle of the cabin, or in front of the passenger seat. Combined with the market-leading AI voice system, drivers can effortlessly utilize onboard functions through natural speech.

E-Lead PHUD allows the driver and the passenger to simultaneously view different display contents

MiTAC has introduced a 360-degree AI-based in-vehicle video telematics solution that accommodates up to seven external cameras, aimed at bolstering driving safety and providing round-the-clock protection for drivers and fleets. This solution not only monitors the vehicle’s front and interior in real-time but also swiftly records and identifies real-time images of blind spots on either side and behind large vehicles. Anticipating potential accidents, it issues warnings to drivers through the MioEYE K Series camera. The VisionMax management platform concentrates on safety event monitoring, data management, and storage, offering instant safety event alerts and subsequent event reconstruction. It features RouteSafety Coach for managing driver behavior safety, integrating digital maps and traffic data into conventional video telematics solutions using a traditional navigation approach, thus making traditional fleet management more comprehensive. Paired with image artificial intelligence analysis technology, along with ADAS and DMS, it supports 360-degree panoramic photography. RouteSafety Coach addresses AI judgment errors due to factors like weather conditions (snow, cloudy skies), and terrain, by integrating overspeed map data into the vehicle recorder. It captures speeding events similar to regular dashcams and can leverage cloud services to record all instances of speeding by drivers during their journey. This solution not only offers more accurate and timely alerts for improper driver behaviors but also analyzes driver behaviors through big data analysis, enabling reasonable predictions of future accident risks, thereby strengthening fleet management and reducing overall operational costs.

MiTAC showcases K165/K265 Non-box Type 7-channel MDVR

oToBrite has introduced an innovative integrated ADAS solution powered by visual AI technology. Its modular design enables seamless cross-platform execution and the addition of new value-added features on existing hardware, facilitating effortless upgrades to advanced ADAS functionalities. For large commercial vehicles, oToBrite presents a comprehensive integrated visual AI system. With features like panoramic views, side blind spot warnings, and driver fatigue/distraction alerts, these designs not only streamline installation, save space, and cut costs but also allow for upgrades to level 3 autonomous driving systems within the same hardware architecture, meeting UN R157 standards. Equipped with 8 cameras, ECU, and AI algorithms, the system can handle various driving scenarios, making it ideal for diverse vehicles including special vehicles, electric buses, motorcycles, and last-mile mobility vehicles.

OToBrite heavy commercial vehicle all-in-one ADAS solution

In the realm of passenger cars, oToBrite exhibits one-kilometer home zone parking pilot, Vision-AI APA technology, and AI reverse image systems. The reverse image system, with multi-angle view, not only detects pedestrians and vehicles but also provides rear vehicle side warning functions (RCTA) for up to 20 meters. Besides, through visual AI technology, its next-generation AVM surround view system provides multiple modes with different able views and adds dynamic moving object detection. For motorcycle riders, RiderEye offers a collision avoidance warning system, including rear-end collision warning, malicious driving behavior tracking, and dirt detection, with two-stage warning zones.

OToBrite showcases AI-powered Automatic Parking Assist and AVM systems

In terms of driver monitoring, OToBrite showcased a driver monitoring system that operates in all weather conditions, featuring exclusive optical technology that accurately operates in environments with 0-120K lux of illumination. Even if the driver wears L3-level sunglasses, the visual AI can accurately detect without errors. Additionally, the system estimates head pose angles through AI 3D face generation, boasting an error rate of less than 4.5 degrees.

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