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Two More PolyU Projects Supported By Smart Traffic Fund

21 Jun 2022

Two projects led by PolyU researchers awarded Smart Traffic Fund with a total amount of HK$10.3 million.

Smart Traffic Fund recently approved the fourth batch of three projects with a total grant amount of about HK$13.7 million. In this latest batch, two projects led by PolyU researchers have granted a total amount of HK$10.3 million. Both projects are committed to improving road safety and convenience using intelligent technologies, including safety assessment of bridge decks and a charging management system for electric vehicles. PolyU scholars have received 7 approved projects out of the total 17 projects from the Smart Traffic Fund since its commencement in 2020-21.

Smart Assessment of Bridge Deck Efficiency and Safety in Hong Kong
Led by Prof. Tarek ZAYED, Associate Head (Research) of Department of Building and Real Estate, this project aims at developing a multi-tier inspection method for detecting surface and subsurface defects in concrete bridge deck; and designing a smart efficiency assessment model for bridge deck using non-destructive evaluation techniques to improve road safety.

The smart charging development of zero-emission autonomous electric vehicles by the X2V and V2X technologies with respect to the dynamic traffic, grid and energy information
Led by Dr CAO Sunliang, Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering, this project aims at developing a smart charging energy management system to recommend where, when and how to charge electric vehicles with a view to minimising mileage for locating available charging facilities.

The Smart Traffic Fund is funding initiated by the Transport Department to support local organisations or enterprises for conducting research and application of innovation and technology with the objectives of enhancing commuting convenience, enhancing the efficiency of the road network or road space, and improving driving safety. The vehicle-related I&T projects to be funded should be in line with the relevant Government’s policies, including the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong or Smart Mobility Roadmap for Hong Kong for promoting smart mobility in Hong Kong.

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