ERA-GLONASS devices have been certified for 28 types of vehicles
Government ERA-GLONASS Accident Emergency Response System provides assistance to drivers involved in accidents on Russian roads. The calls come from Samara, Rostov, Nizhny Novgorod, Leningrad, Sverdlovsk, Moscow and other regions. The location of all accidents was identified precisely, the information about the incident on the road was transferred to the regional emergency response services, first aid was given to the injured on time.
Currently the certificates have been given to the devices/systems for several models of AvtoVAZ, Mitsubishi, vehicles produced by Jaguar Land Rover Limited, Bentley Motors Limited, commercial models of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford and Iveco, Chinese models (Changan, DongFeng, Haima, BAIC), PAZ and MAN buses and some other cars.
In March 2016, this list was supplemented by buses of LIAZ brand.
Granite-Navigator-6.18 terminal had passed official certification on compliance to requirements of Technical regulations of the Customs Union as a calling device for ERA-GLONASS emergency response service to be installed on the vehicles of LIAZ trademark. "In the event of road traffic accident, it provides instant transmission of vehicle data (VIN identification number, exact coordinates, etc.) to the system to reduce response time of the corresponding services", – said Nikolai Borisenko, the Director General of Santel-navigation, a part of SpaceTeam holding.
The device can also be used to connect additional services: monitoring and dispatching of vehicle fleets, recalling the circumstances of the road traffic accident or control of driving style (European Accident Statement or comprehensive insurance), transportation control of dangerous goods, passenger transportation control.
The certificate is issued on the basis of the Omega Test centre (branch of the Federal state unitary enterprise Scientific and Research Institute of Radio). "The tests are carried out in accordance with national standards developed by GLONASS Union, and included in the List of standards approved by the Eurasian economic Commission on December 2, 2014", – says Andrey Ionin, chief analyst of GLONASS Union.
"According to the requirements of Technical regulations of the Customs Union from January 1, 2016, ERA-GLONASS devices must be installed on all new buses for commercial transportations, school buses and vehicles for the transportation of dangerous goods," he added.
Let us recall that in late 2015, Granite-Navigator-6.18 terminal was certified for installation on PAZ-3204 buses intended for corporate purposes and for work on urban and suburban routes, including those with increased passenger traffic (Vector model).
Most of the Russian vehicles should be equipped with ERA-GLONASS emergency response system as soon as possible. This announcement was made at the State Council Presidium meeting on road safety in the Russian Federation, held in March 2016 in the city of Yaroslavl under the chairmanship of Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.
"Government ERA-GLONASS Accident Emergency Response System was put into operation last year. It provides the receiving of a signal about the road accident by relevant services. The production of cars equipped with its terminals has been launched, which allows saving lives of the injured.
Unfortunately, the installation of ERA-GLONASS in cars hasn’t become widespread as yet. I assume that everyone understands the importance of this issue – and especially car manufacturers, who are expected to take a very active part in this work. In general, it is necessary to make all emergency services respond to a signal concerning road accidents promptly and efficiently," said Vladimir Putin at the meeting.