Russian Days increase profile at Intertraffic
Russia plans to increase its profile significantly at this year’s Intertraffic with a series of three ‘Russian days’, bringing together representatives of the country’s central and regional governments, public and private companies, plus technical experts.
The three sessions, starting at noon at the booth of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation in the RAI’s Elicium Centre, will last for up to an hour. This will allow time for brief talks by specialist speakers, followed by questions from the audience.
The first session today will give details of several Russian road network development projects as examples of innovative road traffic management solutions. Among speakers will be the nation’s deputy transport minister Oleg Belozerov and the first deputy chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, VV Shvetsov.
Tomorrow’s session will look at Russia’s accomplishments and perspectives in key projects of the current decade, with speakers including the deputy head of the Federal Road Agency, AA Kostyuk and representatives of the city governments of Moscow and St Petersburg.
The final session, on Thursday, will put the spotlight on ERA-GLONASS, the Russian equivalent of the European Union’s e-Call system, which automatically sends an alert to the emergency services in the event of a road accident. This is estimated to cut the time of arrival at the accident scene by the emergency services by 30% and will save around 4,000 lives a year.
The sessions will also look at whether there is a Russian-specific nature to transport and ITS issues and whether international solutions to ITS problems are applicable to the country. The sessions will also look at perspectives for co-operation between Russia and other nations.