Moscow. September 30. Interfax — The Russian fleet transport companies engaged in passenger transportation, must be equipped with the GLONASS satellite equipment or GLONASS / GPS c 1 January 2012, according to a government decree.
According to a document published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers on Friday, the government decided to amend the Regulation on licensing of passenger motor vehicles equipped to transport more than eight people (except for the cases when this activity is carried out to ensure the needs of a legal entity or individual entrepreneur ).
In particular, it must become "the presence of the licensee the right of ownership or other legally vehicles conforming to the destination, construction, internal and external equipment technical requirements for the transport of passengers, equipped with the established procedure satellite navigation GLONASS or GLONASS / GPS and made in the prescribed manner to participate in traffic. "
This Decision shall enter into force on 1 January 2012
Facilities navigation equipment will increase the safety of transportation and is unlikely to significantly affect the rates of tolls, said earlier, "Interfax-AVN" CEO "M2M telematics" Alex Smyatskih.
"Unfortunately, a large number of accidents in passenger transport, particularly in long-distance communication, due to the violation of traffic rules by drivers, as well as modes of work and rest. GLONASS navigation system assists in the first place, track speed modes, tachographs also allow you to monitor compliance regime of work and rest. So now we are talking about the use in passenger transport and GLONASS solutions, and tachographs, "- said A.Smyatskih.
In his view, "taking into account the existing price on navigation and communication equipment and tachograph is a small fee for the safety of passengers in transportation." A.Smyatskih explained that "the cost of equipping vehicles is really insignificant."
"Especially now that the market of transport telematics, a new budget GLONASS equipment worth 9.9 million rubles, which is only a few percent of the value of the vehicle, and if it is large buses — of a percent," — said A.Smyatskih .
According to him, "there are also a variety of financial instruments for the implementation of programs equip: Hire purchase, supply navigation equipment leasing."