The Russian navigation market is in its infancy, however, projected to the dynamics of its growth will soon outpace the global rate. That will ensure the rapid development of navigation technologies and what are the prospects for commercial use GLONASS — the answers to these questions and more devoted to a review article of the journal "Expert".
In 2011, according to market participants, on vehicles in Russia was set to 500 thousand units of navigation equipment. By 2015, that number had increased to 8,000,000 units. The leading role in increasing the volume of the market, as before, will be owned by the state. Among the major gosproektov, the implementation of which is either already started or is expected in the near future — equipment navigation equipment fleet of state enterprises and emergency services, the introduction of GLONASS in urban passenger transport, emergency response system in case of accidents, social services, services for the elderly, etc. etc.
Despite advances in the public sector, GLONASS independent commercial environment is not yet dominant position. According to experts, the situation will change the use of the two-system solutions that provide navigation services to consumers the benefits of high quality and accuracy of the positioning. Progress in the development of such solutions has been achieved both in the mass market consumer devices (modern smartphones and tablets with dual-system chip sets), and in the corporate sector (for satellite monitoring and control of commercial vehicles).
"The navigation market, as well as the ICT market as a whole, is on the brink of a technological leap. Along with the spread of LTE-networks, the introduction of cloud services, the development of new consumer devices will expand the range of applications and satellite navigation systems. This, in turn, will significantly increase the commercial potential of GLONASS — as in the two-system solutions as well as a full-featured self-positioning technology, "- says the press service of the NGO RIC-Systems.