China’s government is working on a nationwide program to track its citizens on the road using an electronic identification system, The Wall Street Journal has reported, citing sources familiar with the situation. New Cars, New Rules The ambitious plan is about installing RFID (radio frequency identification) chips on the windshields of new cars in China. Roads throughout the country, in turn, will be fitted with RFID readers. Although the program, which is due to start July 1 under the aegis of China’s Public Security Ministry, is meant to be voluntary for the first year, it will become a must for new cars starting in 2019. Traffic Control in Mind Sputnik spoke with Zheng Tingying of the CITIC Foundation for Reform and Development Studies to learn more about the new system’s advantages. READ MORE: China to Open Solar Superhighway that Charges Electric Cars in 2022 According to the expert, RFID technology will substantially improve traffic control, provided that the reading devices are united into a single network. It will update both drivers and transport authorities on traffic jams and car accidents and thus will help them assess current traffic conditions. This data, Zheng Tingying says, can be integrated with GPS navigation software such as Amap, Baidu and Tencent to map out the best routes. CC0 / PixabayReport: Bike-Sharing Helps Alleviate China’s Traffic CongestionAnother point is that RFID tags are wireless, which means they can… Read full this story
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