China: Beijing information technology authorities have said that they will update the transportation coordination platform by installing Beidou navigation satellite systems on buses and taxis in the capital by 2013. The China-developed Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) will provide passengers with updated information such as the location and expected time of arrival of public transportation. By the end of this year, 18,000 buses and over 10,000 taxis will have BDS installation.
Xiang Ligang, telecom expert and CEO of industry information portal cctime.com said, “It will take around three years for BDS to take over the dominant position of the US GPS in China, although the public transportation project is a good start.”
Source: People’s Daily Online