Changsha wins ‘world’s smartest transportation city’ award
Founded in 2011, the SCEWC is one of the largest smart city summits in the world, also known as the "Oscar Award" in the smart city field. Among the 117 applications from China the expo received this year, Changsha, Shanghai and Shijingshan District of Beijing were shortlisted in the “world’s smartest city transportation award”.
In recent years, Changsha has aimed at building a city of intelligent driving in the construction of a new smart city and created a batch of national leading application scenarios via urban road intellectualized reconstruction, cloud control platform, intelligent highway and other projects.
National Intelligent Connected Vehicle (Changsha) Testing Zone, National Intelligent Connected Vehicle Pilot Zone and National Intelligent Connected Vehicle Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (Hunan) have successively settled in Changsha, making Changsha one of the first pilot cities for the coordinated development of smart city infrastructure and intelligent connected vehicles.
In the practice and exploration of “smart city” construction, Changsha pays special attention to guiding enterprises to implement innovative applications, and enables citizens to enjoy the benefits of technology.
Following this idea, Changsha cooperated with Changsha Intelligent Driving Institute, which is specialized in autonomous driving, to implement the world's largest active bus priority project, which involves the intelligent reconstruction of 2,072 buses and 72 bus lines. The active bus priority system increased bus transit rate by 10 percent and punctuality by 50%.
Changsha will make efforts in the construction of intelligent infrastructure, new network facilities, demonstration application and other aspects, promote the integrated development of intelligent connected vehicles and smart transportation, and strive to be a model of new smart city in China.