Digital Development Project Office News
16 September 2019

The project office of digital development organized a round table on unmanned vehicles in the framework of the "Festival 404".


On Saturday, September 14, in Samara within the international IT conference "Festival 404" the round table organized by project office of digital development of the region where questions of application and introduction of intelligent transport systems were discussed took place

The Governor of the Samara region Dmitry Azarov was presented with an unmanned vehicle (Innopolis University, Tatarstan) and a road laboratory with a software and hardware complex "its". WayMark", which was presented by the Samara research and production center "Intelligent transport systems".

The drone demonstrated by Innopolis is a car based on a serial gasoline Hyundai with integrated software that quickly processes information coming from sensors and units and transmits control signals for safe movement. Intelligent filling "reads" a huge amount of information from several sources, which allows you to determine the lane of the road and its boundaries, markings, recognize road signs and traffic lights, with a phenomenal speed (up to 140 milliseconds) to respond to the appearance of pedestrians and obstacles on the road. The task of the driver is only to set the destination point to the on-Board system: the car will choose the best route.

Test drives of the drone took place on the roads of Innopolis, the only city in Europe where such a vehicle can be used freely. According to the head of the laboratory of Autonomous transport systems of the University Salimzhan Gafurov, having traveled more than 12,000 km, the drone has proven its reliability, but the improvement of the model continues on a daily basis.

"Our task is to make the car more stable and attractive from the point of view of implementation in life," Salimzhan Gafurov explained. However, it is too early to talk about the mass use of unmanned vehicles – much depends on the development of "smart" road infrastructure and legal framework.

As noted by the head of the working group "Auto no" of the National technological initiative, President of the non-profit partnership GLONASS Alexander Gurko, work in this direction is already underway. Thus, by the decree of the government of the Russian Federation until 2021, Russia is undergoing a legal experiment to develop standards, regulations and safety rules for the movement of drones on public roads.

As for the development of "smart infrastructure", this year the first test trials of unmanned technologies will be held in five regions, including the Samara region. The corresponding agreement between the government of the region and the working group "Auto no" was signed at SPIEF-2019.

"SMARTS has already prepared several roads, in particular, the Moscow highway, for connection - a support network has been created here and modern optical fiber has been laid," Alexander Gurko said. – Thanks to this, we can connect a smart infrastructure on which the car will go. This is the goal of our work this year."

During the tests of drones, great attention will be paid to the quality of road infrastructure and special channels of high-precision positioning. Now technologies on creation of three-dimensional maps of settlements are fulfilled. One of such road laboratories with software and hardware complex " ITSGIS. WayMark "was presented at the "404 Festival".

System " ITSGIS. WayMark "- development of Samara SPC "Intelligent transport systems". According to its head, Sergey Mikheev, the complex is able to diagnose the road surface, record traffic, road conditions, smoothness and kaleynost roads, keep records of transport infrastructure-markings, signs, traffic lights, as well as curbs, wells, fences. All this is automatically analyzed and applied to the interactive map of the city.

Recently, Samara developments have been successfully run-in in the cities of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. "The results of the measurements allow us to assess the condition of roads, including traffic safety conditions, plan road repairs, calculate funds for their maintenance, as well as assess the efficiency of road services," Sergei Mikheev said.