Anqing ITS demonstration project started from June 2002 and was completed in October 2002. The main work is to bury cable and add new device along 2.3 kms main road to use new technology and construct traffic commanding center. The focus of this project is ITS. Reasonable analysis and classification were done to ITS construction contents. The project includes three platforms and ten systems: traffic information capturing and communication platform, traffic control platform and traffic commanding center comprehensive information platform；traffic flow video detecting system, road traffic surveillance system, cable and wireless communication network, traffic control system platform, traffic transaction management system, 122 calls receiving and processing system, e-police system, GIS system, location based accident black spot screening system and traffic violation management system. Coordinated control of these ten systems can be done through three platforms.
In 2001, Ministry of science and technology initiated ITS demonstration plan to select proper ITS system as demonstration system which will be applied in large, medium and small cities. Meanwhile, information construction and application of traffic police work in Anqing city is in a leading position in Anhui province. In 2001, Anqing city worked together with Tongjiuniversity to formulate Anqing city traffic management plans, which provided a guidance for achieving modern traffic management in Anqing. Therefore Anqing city was fully prepared for implementation of demonstration project.
In 2002, the research hosted by traffic police headquarter to study the application of network in traffic management work was fruitful, especially the research of application of intelligent transportation system in our province. This provided the guidance for the way to establish ITS and commanding center in medium and small cities. The research results can be successfully applied in this project.
Difficulties faced by client
The following main problems can be resolved through this project:
（1）road efficiency can be improved and economy can be developed.
With the increased number of vehicles, especially private vehicles, the conflict between road network supply and demand is becoming more serious. According to domestic and foreign traffic development trend, only the implementation of ITS can efficiently improve road and vehicle utilization rate, reduce transportation cost, improve economic benefits and development.
（2）ITS promotion to demonstrate for medium and small cities
ITS construction is a huge project, which makes it difficult to carry out a large scale ITS construction in China. Therefore, it is practical to choose proper project and technology to implement demonstration project. Based on demonstration project, suitable standards and specifications can be proposed according to our national background, which would bring longtime influence on ITS construction in medium and small cities.
Anqing ITS demonstration project was firstly proposed in June, 2002 and completed in October, 2002. Several major phases were went through during implementation including project finalization, survey, establishment of project members, design, design confirmation, project implementation, debugging and acceptance. In June, 2002, 2.3 kmsLinghunan road of Anqing city had been rehabilitated, which provided the chance of bringing in ITS demonstration project. In August, 2002, the idea of constructing commanding center by using ITS technology was proposed by Anqing traffic police division and a basic technical solution had been formulated through their deep discussion and research with traffic police headquarter.
In order to obtain a high standard, specification, speed and quality, ITS demonstration project in Anqing, Anqing ITS demonstration project team was founded, with team members from Anhui traffic police headquarter, Anqing traffic police division, Wuxi Huatong Intelligent Transportation Technology Beijing company and Anhui Keli Information Industry company. Based on requirements commanding center construction, wide-range survey and comments given by several experts, Anqing commanding center overall design solution, phase one implementation solution for commanding center, AnqingLinghunan road traffic signal control system implementation solution were formulated.
In September, 2002, organized by traffic police headquarter and Anqing division, project team formulated strict project implementation plan. Detailed arrangement had been made for procuring equipment, establishing data center, lying cable, installing data capturing device, hardware and software and trial running of commanding center. Based on schedule, the demonstration project was completed and started running on 22rd, October, 2002.
Economic and social benefits
The completion of Anqing ITS demonstration project will effectively monitor the city traffic, process emergency, automatically adjust traffic flow, improve vehicle moving capacity, ease traffic jam, reduce traffic accidents and ensure the travelling safety, which not only improves modern traffic management level, provides accurate traffic flow and traffic flow direction information for Anqing city planning, construction and management but also provides a good traffic environment for Anqing reform and social economy development.
Meanwhile, due to reasonable design and less investment, this project attracts wide attentions from all traffic police division in Anhui province. The successful implementation helps to uncover the mode for medium and small cities to construct ITS and commanding center in Anhui province, which provides a good foundation for the further promotion of ITS.