Spurred on by significant increases in population, vehicle ownership, traffic congestion and air pollution, the Chinese government is aggressively pursuing research and development of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies. This article gives an overview of ITS-related programs and activities in China. It lists ten showcase cities that have been selected as demonstrators of ITS technologies. The transportation and environmental needs associated with the 2008 Olympic Games to be held in Beijing have also encouraged the development of ITS programs. The UK China Joint ITS Centre for Research, Development, and Training (UCIC) at the University of Southampton was established in 2002 to promote cooperation on ITS research and deployment between China, the European Union, and the UK in particular. Two major projects have received focus through the UCIC: the enhancement of the existing Fuzzy Logic motor SIMulation model (FLOSIM) and its application in China, and the GPS logger, which involves using floating vehicle data from GPS-equipped vehicles for urban road network assessment and traffic state estimation. The article also describes the UCIC parallel research center in Beijing Jiaotong University, training programs for ITS-related professionals and decision makers, as well as industry support.

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    • Page range: pp 33-34, 36-37; November/December 2004
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    Route One Publishing Limited

    Horizon House, Azalea Drive
    Swanley, Kent  United Kingdom  BR8 8JR
  • Authors:
    • Wu, Jingxian
  • Publication Date: 2004-11


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  • Accession Number: 00988301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2005 12:00AM