I would like to welcome the participants of the 4th International Conference "Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends".
It is a primary goal of the Government in the sphere of functioning and development of Russian transport system to set the conditions for economic growth, stronger competitive ability of national economics and higher living standards through the access to safe transport services of high quality and transformation of Russia's peculiarities into its competitive advantages.
If the term "ITS" was not really popular before, it is widely known now. In the near future Russia is going to make a leap forward in application of intellectual transport systems, and lag in a number of areas should be reduced quickly with the help of international and Russian resources.
I believe that the 4th International Conference "Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends" will ensure solutions which we’ll be able to implement in a short time on the roads of our country.
E. Levitin - Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
I would like to welcome all attendees of the 4th International Conference "Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends" (ITSONROAD).
Intelligent transport systems which include online transport infrastructure monitoring and management solutions contribute significantly to the advancement of the transportation industry. These solutions allow it to improve the quality of transportation services and traffic safety, reduce transportation charges and increase transportation management efficiency.
Recently, the work aimed at ensuring availability of safe and highly efficient operation of intelligent transport systems has been performed continuously. I do believe that by way of making use of international experience and opportunities available domestically Russia will soon make a really great step forward towards development of the transportation industry.
This will certainly require well-coordinated collaboration of public authorities, business and research community. As such, availability of discussion fora like the International Conference "Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends" is very important.
I wish all attendees and guests of the Conference good and rewarding work.
A. Dvorkovich - Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
I would like to welcome you in Saint Petersburg, my native city, at a representative international forum dedicated to the development of intelligent transport systems for road networks.
A well-developed transport infrastructure that meets all modern requirements is a key condition for this country’s economic growth and higher quality of life of its citizens. Therefore, improved transportation industry, introduction of promising approaches and innovative technologies into the projects of varying complexity continues to be one of the key areas of interaction between the government and business.
I am confident that your Conference will be constructive, and any suggestions expressed at its forum will serve to improve the efficiency of public-private partnerships, including investments in the road sector and execution of lifecycle contracts.
I wish you every success and all the best!
S. Ivanov - Special Presidential Representative
for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
I would like to welcome all attendees and guests of the Third International Forum "Innovations in Road Construction".
Transportation industry is one of the vitally important sectors countrywide. Considerable efforts have been already made to improve the road and transportation infrastructure. Development of a highly efficient and reliable transportation infrastructure is one of the top priority goals pursued by any state worldwide contributing to economic growth and improvement of the community welfare. Good roads are deemed a prerequisite of development of the industry, agriculture and trade and improvement of existing living standards.
The Council of the Federation pays much attention to issues having regard to road construction, higher efficiency of application of budget funds which are allocated for road project financing purposes, public private partnership arrangements which are used for implementation of infrastructural projects, adoption of life cycle design contracts, repairs and maintenance of existing roads.
I am sure that the Third International Forum "Innovations in Road Construction" will enable development of innovative and efficient solutions and meaningful concepts which once implemented will improve considerably the roads available in Russia.
I wish all of you good work, rewarding discussions and amazing performance.
E.V. Bushmin - Deputy Chairperson of the Council of the Federation
On behalf of the Russian State Duma's Committee for Transport and Construction and on my own behalf I greet partners, participants and guests of the 4th International Conference "Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends".
Intelligent transport systems for the Government is a multi-purpose instrument to ensure traffic safety, increase the speed of traffic flows, reduce transport costs in the commodities prices. Implementation and development of this innovative mechanism in road construction provides an effective solution for a range of tasks: introduction of minimum transport standards, ensuring traffic safety and elimination of traffic jams.
I am sure that this Conference will become a representative platform for the discussion of the relevant ITS questions in road construction, it will promote introduction of new services and technologies in modern transportation systems.
I wish partners, participants and guests of the Conference effective work and fruitful communication!
E. Moskvichev - Chairman of the Russian State Duma's Committee
for Transport and Construction
On behalf of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation I would like to welcome the participants, guests and hosts of the 4th International Conference “Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends (ITSONROAD)”.
The Ministry of Transport conducts an ongoing work to implement advanced information and telematics technologies in all modes of transport. Using them, we can even now carry out remote monitoring of traffic flows and deploy traffic management centres.
An automated information and analysis transport management system, offering integration into all key information resources of the transport sector and other sectors of the economy, has been set up to ensure efficient monitoring of the status of this country’s transport and the level of its technological security. It involves not only the development and growth of individual services, but also the technologies that integrate them into a single information space, i.e. into the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
I am confident that new interesting ideas and initiatives will result from substantive discussions, and the conference will become firmly established as an efficient mechanism of cooperation for all the market players concerned.
I wish you fruitful discussions and new interesting solutions!
M. Sokolov - Transport Minister of the Russian Federation
I would like to welcome all attendees and organizers of the Conference.
This event is dedicated to intelligent transport systems used in Russia. Providing for availability thereof is a strategic goal as in the age of information technologies a need for efficient development of transport is very high. It is not just being able to move from point A to Point B. Convenience, safety of both people and cargoes and importantly continuous communications support shall be ensured throughout the traffic route.
The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation has been pursuing a phased approach which provides for availability of continuous mobile communications on roads as from 2011. In particular, cellular communications have been made available on federal roads being part of the North-South and East-West transport corridors.
The objective which provides for telecommunications network coverage of all federal roads with availability of a wireless data transmission technology required to ensure proper development of state-of-the-art intelligent logistics and transport techniques is specified in The Digital Economy of the Russian Federation, a program approved and enacted by the Russian Government. Pursuant to the aforesaid Program, these networks shall cover all federal highways in Russia by Q4 2020.
The transportation industry will become more integrated with the communications infrastructure along with the development of 5G technologies which allow it to both monitor and fully automate traffic management online, including vehicles managed by autonomous computer systems. As provided by The Digital Economy Program, 5G technologies will be supported by all cities with population exceeding one million people.
As part of implementation of the Federal Target Program for Improvement of Traffic Safety in 2013-2020 the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation jointly with the Ministry of Transport and Federal Road Agency of Russia draws up a list of road segments where artificial illumination facilities are expected to be built due to the higher rate of road accidents, provided that communications sites being built may be connected to the power supply sources designed to illuminate roads and service facilities.
Moreover, within the framework of the arrangements approved by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in August 2015 and designed to reduce road accident mortality the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation has developed and delivered the Safe Roads Information Web site. This resource is designed to post notices of road repair work, road accidents and nearest health care establishments or any other information of material importance which is required to ensure safety on roads. The relevant information is made available both by users and public authorities.
These projects are already being implemented, but we shall move beyond. I am sure that discussions held during the Conference will be useful and rewarding in terms of the industry development. I wish all of you good and rewarding work.
N. Nikiforov - Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
I would like to welcome all attendees, guests and organizers of the 4th International Conference "Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends" (ITSONROAD) on behalf of "Russian Highways" State Company."
Time continuously calls the shots and triggers modification and uninterrupted development of all industries. Nowadays, introduction of ITS in the transport infrastructure is a lightening-rod and hot-button issue worldwide. Any event which is similar to this annual ITSONROAD conference is attended by leading experts not only in the transport infrastructure, but in the IT market in general as well.
I believe that this event will be held in a meaningful and businesslike atmosphere and decisions made by experts will in every possible way promote higher efficiency of information and automated traffic monitoring and management systems available on roads in Russia. Thus, our roads will be safer, more rapidly moving and durable.
I wish all of you good and rewarding work!
S. Kelbakh - Chairman of the Board
«Russian Highways» State Company
We live in a fast-paced world. Building a digital economy is considered a global priority. Thus, robot automation, big data and artificial intelligence will soon have impact on both economic relations worldwide and business philosophy.
Transport being a very competitive industry and representing the circulatory system of any economy most actively transforms into the digital environment. In 2016 an automated transport control system was put into commercial operation which allowed it not only to collect related data, but as well make management decisions upon analysis of the foregoing information. The national road network is covered by the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS). Russia is a pioneer in the this regard. And such examples may be provided further.
No development of the road transport which ranks first in Russia among other modes of transportation by the passenger and freight traffic is feasible without common use of intelligent transport systems. The importance of this problem which is put on the agenda of ITSONROAD Conference can hardly be overestimated.
I wish all attendees creative and rewarding work, challenging discussions and breakthrough ideas!
A. Repik - Business Russia President
On behalf of All-Russian Public Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises "OPORA RUSSIA" I greet the organizers, participants and partners of the 4th International Conference "Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends".
Over the years the Conference has definitely grew into a legitimate and reputable business platform for discussion and elaboration of proposals for the development and implementation of high technology in the road complex.
In today's realities intelligent transport systems have bright future. But first of all they must be based on home-grown technologies. State Company "Russian Highways" (Avtodor) has the leading role in the creation of such technologies, with a long-term goal – to build a speedway network in Russia.
For example, GLONASS system has become our country's unique competitive advantage in the global market and an integrating instrument for the creation of intelligent transport systems; this system, using the longstanding global experience, will allow us to enter the group of leading countries implementing ITS.
This is the main priority of strategic nature, because it determines the country's competitive ability in the global market. Due to its significant capital intensity, the program can only be fulfilled with the Government’s direct participation.
I wish you all rewarding and successful work at the Conference!
A. Kalinin - President Of the Public Organization "OPORA RUSSIA"
I would like to welcome the organizers, attendees and guests of the 4th International Conference "Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends" (ITSONROAD) on behalf of Non-Profit Partnership "Leaders Club for the promotion of business initiatives" and in my own name as well.
Nowadays, finding solutions for transportation problems Russia currently faces is of critical importance. Successful implementation of related projects will contribute both to development of cities and agglomerations and broadly Russian business in general.
Development of the intelligent transportation system in the road industry appears to be one of the critical preconditions in this regard. "Russian Highways" State Company engaged in the business of building a nation-wide highway network and testing innovative solutions plays a major role in the introduction thereof .
I do believe that this International Conference hosted by "Russian Highways" State Company became one of the most fast-growing business forums designed to discuss issues related to development of intelligent transport systems in the road industry and resolve thereon on a consolidated basis.
I wish all attendees good and rewarding work and implementation of all ideas and solutions.
A. Avetisyan - Non-Profit Partnership "Leaders Club for
the promotion of business initiatives" Chairman
Let me welcome all attendees of the 4th International Conference "Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends" (ITSONROAD) on behalf of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (Autonomous Non-Profit Organization).
The transportation industry is of strategic importance for the national economy. It is clear that in the current environment efficient development of the transportation and road industry without intelligent transport systems contributing in full to the satisfaction of the need for the safe, mobile and comfortable passenger and freight traffic on the roads in Russia for the benefit of the community and the state is not possible.
I am sure that discussions held during the conference will be useful and rewarding in terms of the industry development.
S. Chupsheva - Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
(Autonomous Non-Profit Organization) CEO
Dear hosts, guests and participants, on behalf of the AutoNet National Technology Initiative (NTI) working group and the federal network operator in the field of navigation – GLONASS Non-Commercial Partnership, I would like to welcome you to the 4th International Conference “Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends” (ITSONROAD) in Saint Petersburg
In the concept of smart cities, an intelligent transport system plays a key role, enabling quick and safe movement of people and things. The ITS of the future is not merely smart traffic lights that regulate traffic flows. Among other things, it includes the infrastructure based on the V2X technologies, allowing all road users to communicate between themselves.
The vehicle transport industry is one of the principal drivers of digital economy. According to a recent study, 44 per cent of M2M connections in Russia include vehicles, and the market size is RUB 13.1 billion. However, the lack of digital infrastructure in the transport network may inhibit its development. Conversely, its availability would boost the market of connected and autonomous vehicles, as well as of mobility, transport and logistics services that represent the main areas for the AutoNet 2.0 NTI, along with the emergence of innovative technologies and business models that will make movement of people and things even faster, more comfortable and safer.
I am sure that this conference will become a major platform for exchange between leading experts from all fields, for whom the development of the ITS will offer an opportunity to generate new products, services and cash flows.
GLONASS NCP contributes to the improvement of legislative framework in the field of navigation, the establishment of a common technological policy in the field of navigation, integration of resources and efforts of the State and businesses to facilitate the development of navigation products and services using GLONASS technologies, their implementation in the Russian Federation and abroad, emergence of a global ecosystem of developers, service and content providers that apply GLONASS technologies.
I would like to wish all of us highly professional discussions and fruitful meetings at the venue!
A. Gyrko - President of NP "GLONASS"
Dear participants and guests of the IV International Conference "The Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in the Russian Federation Road Network. Modern trends of development".
Dear colleagues, I am pleased to address you with greetings.
"Stroygazservis" Company was founded in 2009. The main activity of the company is the preparation of the territory for the construction of transport infrastructure facilities (roads and railways) in regard to the construction of main and distribution gas pipelines, oil product pipelines and utility networks, as well as construction of gas distribution stations (GDS), boiler houses and energy centers.
Intelligent transport systems are an integral part of the further development of the transport industry in Russia.
The transport complex of the country is on the verge of big changes. The future of the industry is in “smart transport”. The introduction of intelligent transport systems (ITS) allows not only to establish work in the transport sector, but it can also become an impetus for the development of the entire economy of the country. The centralized system should be developed as a single meaningful platform of the state scale and give the business the opportunity for development. Russia needs new horizons, and the prospects for the development of “smart transport” have become absolutely real.
I wish all Conference participants constructive negotiations and innovative ideas.
E. Spirkin - General Director "Stroygasservice" LLC
I would like to welcome all organizers, invitees and attendees to the 4th International Conference "Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Networks of the Russian Federation" in St. Petersburg.
Given the conditions of globalization, only international cooperation in a field of economics, business and innovation between companies will drive States' economic to a growth and will allow each member to achieve stronger success in its business development. The communication platform of the Forum provides us with an opportunity to globally share experiences and innovative ideas, discuss advance technology in designing and constructing highway networks. Nowadays Information Technologies are of key importance in developing and automating business processes, in detailed engineering, in maintenance activities and in service delivery field.
Our company has over 20 years been studying and adopting "know-how" information technology. DBA Group's core aspect of work is the development and integration of IT for Service, Business , Projects, construction and logistic Management. Particularly important for us, is the IT-approach in designing and constructing modern highway network in order to offer the Users with a high quality, which makes it more attractive for investors.
It would be great if our knowledge and experience, obtained within development process and work of our company could make a positive contribution to the system of designing and product of intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Networks of Russian Federation.
I wish all Conference Recipients and Guests fruitful work, scientific sensations, new solutions and professional success!
Raffaele De Bettin - CEO of DBA Group
On behalf of Joint-stock company «MOSTOTREST-SERVIS» I would like to welcome the participants of IV International Conference «Role and Place of Intelligent Transport Systems in Highway Network of the Russian Federation. Current Development Trends».
Dynamic development of the transport sector is one of the most important conditions of the Russian economy’s evolution as a whole. Nowadays progress regarding any sector of the national economy cannot be made without using intelligent systems. And in this case the transport sector is no exception.
The introduction of these types of technologies will let the transport sector reach a completely new level. The achieved progress will have a positive impact on the quality of the services provided to the highways users.
In my opinion, the discussions that are going to take place during the Conference will play the key role in achieving successful results and solving the main problems that are standing on the way of intelligent transport systems effective development.
I wish all participants successful, effective and productive work!
V. Dorgan - General Director JSC «MOSTOTREST-SERVIS»