Smart mobility China

5 Minutes with... Tyger Zhang, Jiangxi Fokmann Traffic Safety Technology Co,Ltd

Monday, 10 July 2023

In our series "5 minutes with..." Intertraffic finds out a little more about some of the most well-known names and faces in the mobility sector, we caught up with Tyger Zhang, owner of Jiangxi Fokmann Traffic Safety Technology Co,Ltd to learn more about the latest traffic technology trends and innovations in China.

Intertraffic: In the last five years, what one new innovation or one new development has made your job easier? It can be new technology, new thinking, new legislation… what would it be? And why?

Tyger Zhang: The advent of connected vehicle technology has greatly simplified my role as an entrepreneur in the road safety solutions industry. This innovation allows vehicles to communicate with each other and the infrastructure, leading to enhanced safety features, efficient traffic management, and data-driven insights.

Connected vehicles exchange real-time information on road conditions, traffic congestion, and potential hazards, empowering drivers to make informed decisions and avoid accidents. Traffic management authorities can optimize traffic signal timings and dynamically adjust speed limits, improving overall traffic flow and safety. The data collected through connected vehicles provides valuable insights for developing targeted interventions and customized solutions. Collaboration between stakeholders has resulted in integrated solutions, making our roads safer and saving lives.


Intertraffic: Which trend or topic do you think is going to be the number one conversation starter in 2024? This year for example was undoubtedly the proliferation of artificial intelligence in smart mobility solutions.

Tyger Zhang: In 2024, the primary conversation starter is likely to revolve around sustainable technologies and the urgent need for environmental conservation. The increasing global focus on combating climate change and reducing carbon emissions will drive discussions on renewable energy, electric vehicles, circular economy practices, and sustainable urban planning. As societies strive to create a greener and more sustainable future, topics such as renewable energy infrastructure, eco-friendly transportation, and sustainable lifestyles will dominate conversations and shape the direction of innovation and policy decisions. The urgency to address environmental challenges will be a key priority, making sustainability the central theme of discussions in 2024.


Intertraffic: If you could change one thing about the sector you work in that will be of benefit to society as a whole, what would that be?

Tyger Zhang: If I could change one thing about the sector I work in, it would be to prioritize accessibility and inclusivity in technology adoption. I would strive to ensure that the benefits of technological advancements, such as artificial intelligence and connected systems, are accessible to all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic background or physical abilities. By bridging the digital divide and making technology more inclusive, we can empower marginalized communities, enhance education and healthcare access, and promote equal opportunities. This change would contribute to a more equitable society where everyone can participate and benefit from the advancements in the sector, fostering social progress and reducing societal disparities.


Intertraffic: What subject did you study at University and has it actually helped you during your career in the smart mobility/ITS world?

Tyger Zhang: Unfortunately, my major at University have little in common with each other however, the skills I learned at University helped me build the habits that I have now. The most important of these habits are definitely the way to adapt to my surroundings and the motivation to keep working hard

Intertraffic: Away from the business world, what would constitute a perfect Saturday for you?

Tyger Zhang: I would stay with my family, enjoy the peace…


Intertraffic: You are recognised as one of the public faces of your company, but what would you like to be remembered for, however?

Tyger Zhang: I would like to be remembered for my dedication to saving lives and making our roads safer. My ultimate goal is to have a lasting impact by developing innovative solutions that prevent accidents, minimize injuries, and create a culture of responsible and safe driving. I aspire to be known as a visionary leader who embraced technology, collaborated with stakeholders, and spearheaded initiatives to improve road safety. By leaving a legacy of effective and sustainable road safety solutions, I hope to be remembered as someone who made a significant difference in protecting lives and ensuring safer journeys for all.

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