International knowledge transfer is crucial for our business. Therefore, we were happy to host a high-level delegation from the Chinese metropolitan City of Chongqing interested in learning more about the range of possibilities opened up by our software solutions for transportation planning and optimisation.
The visitors were delighted to learn more about how to add value to their daily operations by using professional planning tools. As they are already familiar with PTV Visum which they use for their strategic planning processes they were excited about the possibilities offered by traffic forecasting based on transport modelling real-time traffic management and traffic-adaptive signal control systems. Another important topic was the big data management.
Chongqing, located in Southewest China, is one of the five national central cities of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Along with Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, it is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities in the PRC and the only one in inland China.
In 1997, the city was merged with neighbouring cities Qianjiang, Wanzhou and Fuling to become Chongqing Municipality, with over 30 million residents in 43 former counties and a population density of 366.59 persons per square km (source: knoema world data atlas 2015).
Chongqing is currently one of the fastest growing cities in the world and this growth is not expected to slow. The city’s rapid urbanization and growth is due to the Chinese government’s campaign “Go West,” which is an attempt to promote growth in the interior of the country through business development and investments in infrastructure.
We at PTV Group are looking forward to assisting this municipality as well as other Chinese cities in all matters conerning sustainable urban mobility.
More background information: Travel Guide Chongqing