SES America in China: A Visual Peek into DMS Signage in Shanghai

On a recent trip to China related to my wife’s business, I was able to do a quick tour of ITS like Traffic signage in and surrounding the City of Shanghai, now the largest metropolitan city in the world at 24 million people.

A few observations-

  • Contrasting background on signs was both black and blue. Blue primarily in smaller signs
  • Use of Graphic Reader Interface Panels for direction both on the freeway and in urban areas. Sometimes with an additional amber DMS with a supporting explanatory message to the GRIP sign
  • Notable use of solar powered systems in the metro area despite infrastructure access.
  • Parking availability signs are frequent in core downtown area as well in the financial district.
  • Higher resolution signs in general, both in freeway and interurban settings.





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