13 March 2013
The III International Congress “ERA-GLONASS”

     On March 6th, 2013, at the Centre of International Trade, Moscow, there took place the III International Congress “ERA-GLONASS”. Modern technologies for ensuring road safety and comfort”. The organizer of the congress was the Noncommercial Partnership “GLONASS”, the operator of the event was Professional Conferences.
     Within the event the attendees of the Congress discussed the topical issues of the implementation and operation of the ERA-GLONASS system: the deployment of the system in Russia, the interaction with emergency response services, the development of the system-based navigation-information services, the role of mobile operators in the project, the cooperation on the building of emergency response systems in Kazakhstan and Belarus, the harmonization of the Russian system with the European eCall one, and also the preparedness of motorcar manufacturers for the introduction of the ERA-GLONASS system.
     The congress was attended by: the deputy minister of transport of the Russian Federation A. Tsydenov, the deputy minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation A. Rakhmanov, the chairperson of the Committee of the State Duma for economic policy, innovative development and entrepreneurship I. Rudensky, director of the Department of industry and infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation A. Uvarov, deputy director of the Department of infrastructure projects of the Ministry of communications and mass media of the Russian Federation V. Khachaturov, deputy chairperson of the Committee of transport control of the Ministry of transport and communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan S. Omash, deputy head of the Administration on defense and prospective development of the State Military-Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus Yu. Samul, president of the Companies Group “Caesar Satellite” L. Ogaryov, members of the Noncommercial Partnership “GLONASS”.
     Within the International Congress “ERA-GLONASS” the system for testing the interaction of the terminals with the ERA-GLONASS system that had been developed in late 2012 was demonstrated. This system is planned to be available for motorcar manufacturers and manufacturers of car equipment from the end of March, 2013.
     The congress was attended by over 500 delegates from 15 countries across the world. They included heads of Russian and foreign motorcar concerns such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, GAZ, Renault, mobile operators (MTS, Beeline, MegaFon), manufacturers of component base and car electronic equipment (Peiker Acoustic, Continental), and also Russian and European specialists in technical regulation.
     Strategic partner: the Companies Group “Caesar Satellite”.
     Partners: Sovzond, AVTOKONNEKS Ltd. (Cobra Russia), EuroMobile.
     Expert partners: the Association “GLONASS/GNSS-Forum”, GIS-Association, GPS CLUB RUSSIA.
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