10 Aug 2016
China Heads for a Smarter Transport System
To steadfastly implement the policy directions outlined in the Guiding Opinions of the State Council on Advancing the “Internet Plus” Action Plan, promote the in-depth integration of transport service and the internet and the development of smart transport, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Ministry of Transport (MOT) have recently issued the Implementation Plan for Promoting "Internet Plus" Efficient Transport to Advance the Development of Smart Transport.
The aim of the Implementation Plan is to launch the key demonstration project of "Internet Plus" efficient transport. According to this plan, by 2018, public access to timely traffic information through mobile devices can be basically achieved. Access to "one-stop" passenger transport services, from navigation, ticketing to payment via mobile devices is set to enhance travel experience. The interoperability of transport smart cards in key cities, and the monitoring of key commercial vehicles (vessels) via a single network will also be basically accomplished. The integration of online and offline businesses is expected to accelerate, so that "single document for the whole transport process" can be first realised in the country’s major logistics corridors. Connecting the data on transport infrastructure, vehicles and operations through the use of the internet will be basically achieved as well for the safer and more efficient running of transport systems.
For details of the Implementation Plan in Chinese, please see: