Smart transportation helping ease traffic congestion in China

Updated 2017-07-27 14:13:07 chinadaily.com.cn

The chronic gridlock in many Chinese cities is being eased by smart transportation, according to research by a trio of tech companies.

Smart transportation refers to online map navigation, the use of big data to direct traffic, and local traffic authorities releasing information quickly via websites or social media, among other high-tech systems.

A study commissioned by bike-sharing company Mobike, Sina Weibo and Amap, an online map app with over 700 million users, looked at 100 cities nationwide last year.

It found Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou were the best for smart transportation, while Hangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Shanghai, Qingdao, Suzhou and Chongqing made up the rest of the top 10.

"Traffic departments in over 100 cities are working with Amap," said Dong Zhenning, vice-president of the company. "We will help improve traffic management and ease congestion through big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence."

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58November 24 2017 20:56:19

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16November 24 2017 20:56:19

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18November 24 2017 20:56:19

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords