Ulyanovsk region delegation took part in "ERA-GLONASS: GLONASS technologies in digital economy" congress

The event took place on 6 December within the Transport week – 2017.

 In his speech, the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maxim Sokolov emphasized that in an era of information flows, transport systems have to interact with each other. It is also necessary to create conditions for those vehicles that can receive information from infrastructure through communication lines and send it back. ERA-GLONASS is a system that can already do it, so it is necessary to develop its capacity and not to stop at what we have already achieved. “In the nearest future, navigation and information technologies will allow not only to control traffic and condition of vehicles, but also to provide the driver and passengers with multimedia services. This will bring transport to the new level and increase its comfort and safety” - the Minister said. According to him, all this will allow road users to participate in business processes, to gain new knowledge, and to solve everyday issues while travelling.

According to the Governor Sergey Morozov, introduction of GLONASS system is an important part of the new smart economy, which implementation has started in the Ulyanovsk region. Different elements of an intellectual transport system are introduced, smart bus stops are installed, and passenger transport has started to use modern technologies. Next year, it is planned to transfer to a fully automated system of weight control.

Within the Transport Forum, the head of the region and a member of the State Duma Committee for Transport and Construction Sergey Ten have signed an agreement between the Ulyanovsk region and Digital Era for Transport Association on further cooperation in the sphere of digitalization and   informatization of the regional transport industry. Special attention will be paid to introduction and development of GLONASS system in the territory of the Ulyanovsk region.

The Deputy Prime Minister of the region Andrey Tyurin presented a report on behalf of the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region. In the report, he noted that today more than 2.5 thousand cars in the Ulyanovsk region are equipped with GLONASS system. These include passenger transport, municipal vehicles, and ambulances. “We understand that it is not enough and are going to improve this result. The president Vladimir Putin set a specific task to develop the ERA-GLONASS system. This subject was often discussed during the State Council's meeting regarding transport, including the one that took place in our region this year. For our part, we fully support these initiatives. It is important to create a distinct system of interaction between regional navigation systems and federal projects because we have to work on all safety issues together as a single mechanism. That is why it is important that representatives of the region will participate in all meetings, organizing committees, and working groups aimed to implement GLONASS system in the country. I am sure that there has long been a need to give the national status to this navigation system. In today’s context of general digitalization, it is becoming more and more important. And we cannot miss this opportunity”, - Andrey Tyurin emphasized during his speech.

Participants of the congress have also discussed the prospects of ERA-GLONASS system development, noted the main issues of its work and defined the ways to solve them.