Smart devices installed in Hongqiao CBD in 2018

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2019-01-15

Over 10,000 internet of things devices were installed across Hongqiao business district to improve urban management and safety in 2018.

The intelligent devices are used in sanitation, transportation, fire prevention and other engineering projects, especially around the National Exhibition and Convention Center, where the first China International Import Expo was held from November 5 to 10.

A demonstration zone for internet of things devices opened in Hongqiao in 2018. Wireless communication, artificial intelligence and big data will all be used for urban management in the area.

For example, an intelligent trash can informs cleaners when it is full, increasing the efficiency of sanitation work.

All the trash cans, manhole covers and fire detectors in and around the center became intelligent devices ahead of the expo. High-tech smoke detectors on the outside of office buildings can also send fire alarms to the nearest fire stations.

Over 10,000 intelligent gizmos were installed in the core area of the district by the end of October, 2018.

In the second phase, the technology will be expanded to cover the whole 86 square kilometers of the business district.