New changes to facilitate pedestrians and drivers
New changes to the intersections of Kehui Avenue and Ronghua West 2nd Road, Ronghua Middle Road and Zhonghe Street, Ronghua Middle Road and Rongjing East Street in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area.
The BDA took a "package of actions" to these intersections.
Reflective spikes have been added to the side of the crosswalk to remind passing vehicles to pay attention to traffic safety and pedestrians at night.
Reflective road studs on the side of the crosswalk [Photo/kfqgw.beijing.gov.cn]
Four retractable barriers have been added to the four corners of the road. According to the traffic flow of bicycles and electric vehicles in the non-motorized lanes, the sliding retractable barriers are used to assist traffic management.
Retractable barrier added at the intersection [Photo/kfqgw.beijing.gov.cn]
There are also more volunteers at intersections. They are employees from logistics and freight companies in the region, and are participating in intersection safety and road guidance volunteer service activities.
The most intriguing one is the self-driving police car.
The BDA's traffic brigade cooperated with enterprises in the area to launch self-driving police vehicles to be "on duty" at intersections.
The self-driving police car can capture and recognize faces and license plates in real time, and send the video back to the command center through 4G and 5G networks. Meanwhile, it can provide sound and light safety prompts to pedestrians around the clock.
Self-driving police car [Photo/kfqgw.beijing.gov.cn]