November 6, 2006 By News Report
Congestion is a major problem everywhere in China. Government agencies and the commercial sector are urgently searching for efficient ways to access reliable traffic information. This implementation in Shanghai is the first step toward an anticipated nationwide roll-out with China Mobile. TrafficCast International's deployment provides the first cost-effective method of generating highly accurate, real-time traffic information within major cities and across inter-city freeways and state roads in China.
Professor Qixin Shi, China's leading ITS researcher and former Director of Transportation Institute at Tsinghua University at Beijing states, "TrafficCast International's cell probe deployment in Shanghai is state-of- the-art. When [the] technology is deployed more widely it will enable China to leapfrog the U.S., Europe, and Japan, which rely heavily on traditional sensor technology, and it will support logistics management for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games and 2010 World Expo in Shanghai."
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.