Mobile transportation platform Didi Chuxing has unveiled the ‘DiDi Smart Transportation Brain’ integrated solution for smart city traffic management.
Developed in collaboration with the Chinese traffic management authorities, the new solution has been adopted by more than 20 cities in China.
Didi Chuxing founder and CEO Cheng Wei said: “Over the past five years, transportation has rapidly come online around the world. In China, 80% of Chinese taxi drivers pick up riders using DiDi’s platform.
“With smart transportation core to DiDi’s strategy, we are closely engaged with the physical offline aspect, bringing a unique offering to cities.”
The new solution uses discover, decide and deploy as its principal features. It integrates DiDi’s anonymised traffic data and data resources procured from local government and business partners.
Real-time data leveraging cloud computing and AI-based technologies are featured in the traffic solution. It offers different transportation infrastructure improvements to the cities including traffic flow measurements, smart traffic signals and reversible lanes.
The smart traffic signals have already been installed at 344 road intersections in Shandong Province capital Jinan and in more than 1,200 intersections across the country.
They are said to have saved around 30,000 hours of travel time for local commuters and reduced average traffic delays by 10% to 20%.
Didi Chuxing CTO Zhang Bo said: “DiDi is committed to becoming a provider of smart transportation services as we view people, vehicles and traffic lights as the essential components of our traffic system.
“By making use of DiDi big data capabilities, the Smart Transportation Brain will continue evolving to upgrade the integrated solution for urban traffic problems.”
Recently, DiDi also expanded its GAIA initiative worldwide to support scientific research on transportation by providing anonymised route data to the researchers from the DiDi platform.