A year ago it was said that ITS would cost Moscow 20 billion rubles. Today - half as much. Already more fun. Officials comment: “For Moscow, this is a lot of money. But besides the “smart” traffic lights, video surveillance, entry-exit control detectors, electronic displays, a parking network, passenger transport with navigation and - attention! - Since 2013, the emergency response system in case of accidents (the so-called ERA GLONASS).
Imagine this paradise. Thousands of cameras and cameras are hung everywhere. Smart traffic lights control traffic using detectors and redirect flows to less busy roads at the right time. Information boards tell about traffic jams, detour routes, government motorcade movements and road blocking. Futuristic picture! But they promise to take steps in this direction this year: they will install 150 photo-fixation systems (750 by 2013) and “adaptive control” of traffic lights will be introduced on almost 20 road sections - the light will begin to change depending on the traffic congestion determined by the motion sensors.
ITS IS COMPLETELY POSSIBLE TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC IN THE CAPITAL IF IT DOES NOT REMAIN ONLY A BEAUTIFUL PROJECT
The main part of the system by 2012 will be the Unified Dispatch Center for Passenger Transport Management. The center will begin to exchange data with traffic control centers, the Ministry of Emergencies, the Ambulance Service, and based on all information via the Internet and GLONASS, recommendations will be issued for drivers of both public and private vehicles on the traffic.
The latter is particularly interesting. A small ERA GLONASS device worth about 3 thousand rubles. for a modest monthly fee (about 100 rubles per month) will ensure the interaction of the motorist with the city's ITS. It will be possible to obtain data on traffic jams, areas where repairs are underway, parking places, etc. And in the event of an accident, the device will itself transmit information to the rescue services about the scene of the accident and the condition of the victims. First, the novelty will appear on domestic cars manufactured in 2013 and foreign cars assembled in Russia. Owners of used cars can easily purchase and install the system in any service themselves.
I don’t know about GLONASS - we didn’t try, otherwise the idea is true. Would be embodied …
Alexander Komarov, Head of the Center for Traffic Management (DPC):