China planning to build a six-lane intelligent expressway by 2022

Vastavam web: China is planning to build a 161- km-long, six-lane intelligent expressway by 2022 in Zhejiang Province in the east, local authorities said today.The freeway, linking Hangzhou with Ningbo, is expected to increase the average traffic speed by 20 to 30 per cent, slashing the travel time between the two cities from two hours to just one, they said.The new intelligent expressway system will incorporate a monitoring system as well as a warning system to maintain the safety of vehicles while increasing the average traffic speed, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

“We will make mobile charging for electric vehicles possible on the super highway in the future,” he added.China had opened one-km section of its first solar expressway for testing last month.The road surface has been made of a transparent, weight- bearing material that allows sunlight to penetrate.