The partnership between Wavetronix and Beijing continues to grow as more and more SmartSensor units are being installed along the streets and highways of the third most populous city in the world.
December 10, 2014
PROVO, UT—The city of Beijing, China has seen an astronomical rise in the number of vehicles on its roads over the past two decades, creating one of the most problematic traffic situations in the world. In order to combat this growing concern, Beijing has initiated a number of programs and technologies intended to help ease congestion, including the usage of Wavetronix SmartSensor radar vehicle sensors.
This partnership between Wavetronix and Beijing continues to grow as more and more SmartSensor units are being installed along the streets and highways of the third most populous city in the world.
According to the Statistical Yearbook of Beijing (1994-2012), in 1993 there were less than 50 vehicles per 10,000 people in Beijing. That number has exploded to more than 450 today, making Beijing one of the largest automobile markets in the world and the most congested city in China.
Beijing learned about the important role Wavetronix radar plays in modern, high tech traffic systems during the 2008 Olympic Games, when SmartSensor HD was chosen for use in the Expressway Traffic Flow Detection System project.
Today, Beijing continues to utilize SmartSensor HD along freeways and arterials, and traffic engineers there have even added SmartSensor Matrix at intersections. Nearly a thousand SmartSensor units are being utilized in Beijing alone, including around 150 sensors purchased over summer 2014 for use along freeways.
According to Min-Der Day, the director of Asia ITS at Wavetronix, the strength of the relationship between Beijing and Wavetronix is based, in part, on the company’s reputation in China for high performance and reliability. In addition, Day says that Wavetronix’ Beijing office allows the company to provide extensive after-sale support and service as well as professional technical training.
“The quality of Wavetronix products, along with excellent customer support and training, has made Wavetronix an important partner in solving Beijing’s unique traffic problems,” Day says.