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The Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association hosted the 2015 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) outlook seminar on September 24 to discuss solutions to urban transportation.

At the event, themed “Internet of Things-A converging base for smart urban transportation”, participants agreed that IT application is indispensable and necessary to resolve transport issues in large cities.

Businesses operating in the ICT field also introduced technologies for intelligent transport systems, traffic management and smart internet for modern cities.

According to Ha Hoang Huy from the Sai Gon Industry Corporation, a transport control system based on modern technologies and synchronised connections will contribute to removing current pressures on urban transportation.

Ho Chi Minh City is now home to 877 traffic lights and 383 surveillance camera systems, yet most are operated independently, negatively affecting the city’s transportation.-VNA