Smart tech applied to manage Vietnamese expressway

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 27, 2015 09:33

Smart tech applied to manage Vietnamese expressway

A giant display is used to monitor traffic on HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway at the intelligent traffic management and operation centre.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Transport has started applying an intelligent transportation system (ITS) to HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway to regulate traffic and guarantee safety for motorists on the expressway.

The ITS project on HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway comes with two components. The first component includes an intelligent traffic management and operation centre which will manage HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway initially and the entire expressway network in the country’s south later.

The facility is equipped with servers, network operation and management systems, and traffic control systems to closely monitor and regulate traffic.

The second component includes a system of traffic monitoring devices set up along HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway, the roads leading to the expressway, and interchanges. These devices check the traffic situation and indentify the types of autos using the road.

Invested by Cuu Long Corporation for Investment Development and Project Management of Infrastructure (Cuu Long CIPM), the US$38.5 million project was funded by soft loans from South Korea and reciprocal capital of the Vietnam Government.

The 40-kilometre HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway was opened to traffic in 2010. Initially, cars were allowed to travel at the maximum speed of 120 kilometres per hour but it was reduced to 100 kilometres per hour later.

Story: Vietnam Net.vn

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 27, 2015 09:33