5G and drones are the power duo ensuring traffic efficiency in China

China is making sure it is all geared up and ready to tackle the travel rush that was about to hit Guangdong – one of its busiest southeast provinces – as the Spring Festival intensifies.

The Guangdong Provincial Department of Transportation has leveraged 5G capabilities and drone technology to help monitor road conditions and travel efficiencies.

The combination of the two technologies is certainly progressive, proactive, and tactical as high-speed connectivity will enable real-time data to be captured and analyzed by traffic management authorities.

On the other hand, the drones have been flying above major highways, consistently monitoring traffic conditions in real-time and streaming that data to relevant parties to augment transportation management.

Using artificial intelligence capabilities, the drones can identify traffic jams and accidents and immediately notify related authorities.