This article provides an overview of an ITS-related application developed for Urban transport systems in Russia.
In today’s society, where the public relies increasingly on the transport network, Russian Federation, as the many other countries, faces tough challenges ahead. From congestion, safety to environmental impact, technology provides a rich variety of options to address existing and future concerns, and Intelligent Transport Systems are at the forefront.
Deregulation of public transport in Russian market places new challenges for national transport companies. There is an increasing need of new service models and operational schemes allowing improved transport offer and competitive advantages. Investments are necessary to optimize the use of transport resources and increase the quality of service for the customers. Information and communications technologies play a fundamental role to achieve these objectives. This is the case with both flexible transport, where telematics allows to optimize resources and improve mobility services for the customers, and with optimization of regular, line based transport services.
Thereupon, coordinate (position data), time and the navigation support (CTNS) together with telecommunications became a main informational background for automation basic technologies for the Urban transport systems.