St. Petersburg hosted the 4th International Conference “Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends” (ITSONROAD) for the forth time.

A need for a quantum leap in the field of employment of intelligent transport systems and closure of several existing gaps by way of making use of experience and potential available both domestically and abroad has been proved in full during the conference.

Various technical solutions have been discussed which very shortly may be used on roads in Russia.

Issues related to introduction of intelligent transport systems through active collaboration of “Russian Highways” State Company, GLONASS Union and Agency of Technological Development, Autonomous Non-for-Profit Organization have been discussed during plenary and other sessions. Successful experience in establishing partnership relations with small and medium-size business companies with considerable contribution thereto made by JSC “RSMB Corporation” allows it to involve in the introduction of ITS both business flagships and new companies which just enter the market with innovative solutions and pilot projects.

Intelligent transport systems represent a multi-purpose tool available to the state which may be employed to increase the speed of traffic flows and improve safety on roads. Neither any single focal point of the existing transport policy may be properly addressed nor any target related to economic development of any specific region or the state generally achieved without intelligent transport systems.

During the conference “Russian Highways” State Company signed contracts with Swarco AG ООО, OSSP, Northern Capital Highway LLC, North-Western Concession Company LLC, Western High Speed Diameter OJSC, Avtodor-Toll Roads LLC, Non-Commercial Partnership for Promotion of Navigation Technologies Development and Application and Mobile National Human Resources, Interregional Non-for-Profit Organization for Promotion of Higher Labor Mobility. As a result, upon execution of one of the foregoing contracts transponders by Avtodor may be used to pay tolls within the Western High Speed Diameter in St. Petersburg (and vice versa) from November 1.

Further opportunities for improvement of traffic safety and development of multi-purpose tools for advanced road users as well as issues related to innovative solutions available domestically and use of international experience have been as well discussed during the event.

Issues related to weight and dimensional control and related tools and devices, social and legal support of collaboration with road users have been discussed at a dedicated session where speakers and attendees have been afforded an opportunity to exchange their views as to practical employment of methods of weight and dimensional control on federal and regional roads.

During the exhibition held as part of the conference Russian and foreign companies showed their developments and inventions related to intelligent transport systems.

At the wrap-up meeting discussion moderators have offered unanimous opinion that this conference is very important in the context of ITS introduction in the Russian road industry and economic development of the country in general. They expressed their gratitude to organizers and wished that this discussion shall be continued during the next-scheduled conference.

News

08/15/2017 | IV International Conference is supported by Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor).

08/30/2017 | The Head of the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) Roman Starovoyt has sent the Greeting Address to the participants, guests and organizers of the Conference.

09/01/2017 | Chairman of the Board of «Russian Highways» State Company Sergei Kelbakh has sent the Greeting Address to the participants, guests and organizers of the Conference.

09/06/2017 | The Conference is supported by RSMB Corporation.

09/07/2017 | The Conference is supported by The All Russia Public Organization “Delovaya Rossiya”.

09/08/2017 | The Conference is supported by The all-Russian non-governmental organization of small and medium business «OPORA RUSSIA».

09/12/2017 | The Conference is supported by Autonet NTI.

09/13/2017 | The Conference is supported by GLONASS UNION.

09/14/2017 | The Conference is supported by the Government of St. Petersburg.

09/18/2017 | «Business Russia» President Alexey Repik has addressed the attendees of the Conference with the greeting.

09/19/2017 | President of GLONASS NSP Alexander Gurko has sent a greeting address to the participants, guests and hosts of the Conference.

09/20/2017 | Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergey Ivanov has sent a greeting address to the attendees of the Conference.

09/21/2017 | The greeting address to the participants of the conference has been received from the President of all-russian non-governmental organization of small and medium business «OPORA RUSSIA» Alexander Kalinin.

09/22/2017 | CEO of Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects Svetlana Chupsheva has sent a greeting address to the participants of the Conference.

09/25/2017 | The Conference is supported by The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

09/26/2017 | The Conference is supported by The State Duma Committee for Transport and Construction.

09/27/2017 | The Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation has sent a greeting address to the hosts and attendees of the Conference.

10/01/2017 | On behalf of the Russian State Duma’s Committee for Transport and Construction the Chairman of the Committee Evgeniy Moskvichev has greeted partners.

10/02/2017 | The Chairman of Non-Profit Partnership “Leaders Club for Promotion of Business Initiatives” Artyom Avetisyan has sent a greeting letter to the guests and attendees of the Conference.

10/04/2017 | Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich has addressed the attendees of the Conference in a greeting letter.