Turkey’s Highways Become Smart

The Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communication have started an ‘Action Plan 2018-2020’ to set up smart transport network

“We are making our highways to be much smart with 15 thousand kilometers long fiber optic cable,” according to the statement of Ahmet Arslan, the Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication.

Indicating they had started an ‘Action Plan 2018-2020’ and has come to the final stage, Arslan said, “Our mission with this plan to integrate all transit modes, to use topical technology, to benefit from domestic and national resources, as well as efficient, effective, innovative, dynamic, eco-friendly, to provide value-added and sustainable smart transport network.”

In his keynote speech at the 2nd General Meeting of Smart Transport Systems Association (AUSDER), Minister Arslan said the developments have accelerated much in the world; even the smallest delay or stumbling could make us to stay much behinds.

The communities – who could not keep up with developments and change happen with a dazzling speed – were obliged to remain in the level of underdeveloped communities; Arslan said from now on the development levels of countries are directly proportional with access infrastructure.

Highlighting Turkey has focused on information society target and continued on its way with a planned and programmed manner, Arslan said developments in informatics technologies urged them approached to be information society within the past 15 years.

Arslan continued; “Now, we have become a country owning one of the best infrastructure of the world. Our fiber infrastructure length exceeded 325 thousand kilometers. As our internet access capacity abroad was 20 gigabyte, increasing 477 fold raised by 9,3 terabyte. Also one of the fastest 4.5G communication infrastructures of the world has been set up in Turkey. We have allowed the legitimation of regulations enter into force. We act together with the sector shareholder in every step directed towards the sector. The taxes were lowered, the regulations were enacted in order to spread and speed up fiber investment in terms of right to access and facility sharing. Now we are working on the additional regulations according to need.”

All devices and equipment about development of informatics infrastructure increasingly have been smarting, Arslan said thanks to this error and accident rates would reduce.

“Our mission is to make up a smart transport network”

Stating they had started Action Plan 2018-2020 of the Ministry and had come to final stage, Minster Arslan said they would aim to install a smart transport network to fulfill their mission in the scope of the plan to integrate all transit modes, to use topical technology, to benefit from domestic and national resources, to be efficient, effective, innovative, dynamic, eco-friendly, to provide value-added and sustainable smart transport network.

He also indicated they would be obliged to ensure data sharing and safety as developing the infrastructure of the smart transport systems.

Arslan also recorded they would constitute a ‘Single Payment System’ being independent from vehicle and city to be use in all transport modes.

Pointing out there were nearly 13 million subscribers of these nearly 11 million units were HGS (Fast highway passage system), he noted they had brought the highways to a very smart condition with 15 thousand kilometers fiber active cables.

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