TECO Granted System Integration Export Award for Smart E-Rickshaw


TECO Electric & Machinery has won the 2018 "integrated system export award" with its "smart Internet-access electric rickshaw."

The honor is attributed to the product integrating air-pollution abatement, smart fleet management system, and the innovative functions of energy conservation, safety, and burglary-proof, according to "Smart City & IoT" alliance and the Taipei Computer Association, joint organizers of the event.

In 2017, "REV taxi fleet" in Cauayan City, Isabela of the Philippines, has incorporated some of the electric rickshaw into its fleet for operation on a trial basis. The product boasts three major advantages for taxi fleet, enabling the control center to grasp real-time the whereabouts of the vehicles and utilize big-data in decision for vehicle dispatch, in terms of time and area; monitoring and managing status of battery usage; and using mobile phones to lock and track vehicles, in prevention of burglary.

The vehicle is meant to replace existing sidecars in the Philippines, which number 3.5 million now, including 200,000 in metropolitan Manila, causing serious air and noise pollution, as well as energy waste. TECO began to produce the vehicle at its factory in Subic Bay in 2016.

TECO joins hands with Cloud Tracker Co., provider of mobile vehicle management software in Taiwan, in developing the vehicle, in line its corporate vision of "energy conservation, emission reduction, smart application, and automation."