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Shanghai Invests in Vehicle Monitoring Infrastructure

Matt Ball on June 23, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Shanghai will invest 190 million yuan (US$30.65 million) to build infrastructure for China’s homegrown Beidou Navigation Satellite System that can be used for everything from monitoring vehicles transporting hazardous materials to locating people.

A vehicle monitoring system will cover the transport of hazardous chemicals, long-distance coaches, tourist buses, city buses and boats. The system is expected to improve transport safety.

“Within 18 months, we will provide more than 20,000 positioning locators to the elderly and children,” said Zhang Hongzhou, director of the Qingpu District Science and Technology Commission. “The locators will be like a watch or school badge. Positioning information will be sent back to the tracking device so parents or other family members know where the person is.”

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