Gogoro Launches Traffic Signal Battery Backup System

Gogoro has partnered with Far EasTone to develop a Smart Traffic Signal Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) using their established battery-swapping technology.

Designed to eliminate traffic signal interruptions and maintain traffic safety during power outages, the Smart Traffic Signal UPS has already enabled traffic signals to remain operational during Taiwan’s recent power outages in March 2022.

Gogoro Traffic Signal Battery Backup
Gogoro’s new traffic signal backup system uses swappable Gogoro batteries to prevent traffic signal power outages
Horace Luke, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Gogoro, said:

“Gogoro is best known for our industry-leading urban battery swapping ecosystem for two-wheel vehicles, but we are really beginning to see the broad potential that portable, swappable power has in urban environments like traffic signal backup, parking meters and streetlights. The Gogoro-powered Smart Traffic Signal UPS we developed with Far EasTone is another practical example of how portable power is enabling a new phase of urban management for cities to become smarter and more connected.”

The Smart Traffic Signal UPS uses two swappable Gogoro smart batteries to maintain traffic signals for up to 3.5 hours during power outages. The batteries are connected to Far EasTone’s UPS monitoring platform to receive power outage alerts. The maintenance team can therefore detect and deal with any outages as soon as possible, and if the outage lasts longer than the 3.5 hour battery life, the maintenance team can swap out depleted batteries to extend the system’s service time and ensure traffic remains safely managed.

Gogoro and Far EasTone are now actively working with the Taipei City Government to commercially deploy the Smart Traffic Signal UPS.

This application builds upon Gogoro’s battery swapping network for lightweight urban vehicles.

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