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24 / 04 / 2018

Expocentre hosts key events of the navigation industry

Key events in satellite navigation and transport telematics – the 10th Navitech international exhibition and the 12th International Navigation Forum run at Expocentre Fairgrounds within the Russian Week of High Technologies.

This year Russia’s only trade show of navigation systems Navitech celebrates its 10th anniversary. The participants in the anniversary edition are 50 top companies from Israel, China, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, and the USA. Pavilion No.8 (Halls 1,2) of Expocentre Fairgrounds features new developments of the navigation equipment, services and software including mapping applications which reflect global trends and define the Russian market development.

The 12th International Navigation Forum was opened with a plenary discussion on Development of Satellite Navigation Systems. New Business Models, Navigation and Digital Technologies for the Logistics of People and Things. Autonet 2.0.

Deputy Director General of Roscosmos State Space Corporation Mikhail Khailov welcomed the Forum participants and said that navigation activities and creation of space navigation systems was one of priorities of the state corporation. He also informed that the space navigation systems consisting of 25 space vehicles operated successfully. “We’re making progress and develop a new generation of space vehicles which provide new services,” said the Roscosmos representative.

President of Glonass Union Alexander Gurko spoke about the current state of satellite navigation and pointed out the main factors of the market growth such as implementation of large infrastructure projects, development of transport telematics and customer online services based on geolocation and creation of the single navigation space. He told about successful completion of the largest navigation project ERA-GLONASS and implementation of new strategic initiative Autonet 2.0. On the other side, the main problems in promotion of navigation systems, according to the head of the corporation, are lagging of process standardization of data collection and processing, lack of funding of navigation projects on the part of development institutes.

Chief Executive Officer of T-One Group Alexander Kukanov summed up the results of upgrade of the Moscow Region Navigation and Information System. The system operates using the GLONASS equipment made in Russia and allows monitoring passenger transport and work of city workers and reducing the number of traffic accidents, and many others. The effective use of passenger transport is expected to grow 10% by 2019 and 30% - by 2021. We plan to achieve the same figures in the work of road building machinery and municipal equipment.

The Forum has brought together more than 600 delegates. The Forum program features more than 60 leading experts in the navigation industry.

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