Traffic is gridlocked in Hung Hom. The implementation of smart traffic technology in Hong Kong would benefit people’s livelihoods and allow the city to share in a huge market. Photo: Nora Tam

How Hong Kong can cut traffic congestion: invest in smart technology

Winnie Tang says Hong Kong needs to jump on a booming market in hi-tech city services, such as smart traffic lights, that can make commuting easier and boost livelihoods

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Traffic is gridlocked in Hung Hom. The implementation of smart traffic technology in Hong Kong would benefit people’s livelihoods and allow the city to share in a huge market. Photo: Nora Tam
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Winnie Tang

Winnie Tang

Dr Winnie Tang JP is an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She is a pioneer in bringing the geographic information system technology to Hong Kong. Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology in e-health, environmental conservation and education. She also founded the Smart City Consortium and Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited.