PRLog - Feb. 26, 2013 - GLONASS technology's primary goal is to decrease the level of deaths and accidents on the roads without the need of deploying traffic police officers, utilised by The Russian Government's Emergency Response System. To put this into perspective Best Practice n°16 reports Russia encounters over 26,500 deaths and more than 250,600 injuries every year in car accidents, and by preliminary estimates, the fully deployed system will save over 4,000 lives every year. BNews.kz (2012) has forecasted Russia is already covering approximately 40 million units of vehicles over 83 regions of the country with this technology, reducing the arrival time of first responders to accident sites by up to 30%. Furthermore, by 2014 ERA GLONASS is expected to go into a full scale operation, and by 2015 all new approved M1 passenger and N1 commercial vehicles must be equipped with this technology.
SMi - GLONASS ERA
Under the guidance of Marcel Visser, Cinterion and Jonathan Newell, Traffic Safe, SMi Group’s ERA GLONASS masterclass will provide an overview of the project, discussing key issues andbusiness opportunities, as well the technology behind the operation and the barriers for development.
Delegates attending will benefit from:
• Get up to speed with the current developments of the ERA GLOANSS project.
• Gain a good understanding of the technology involved, the opportunities available initially starting with emergency call services and the legislation time frame expected
• Hear from 2 key industry experts
*Notes to Editors
About Your Masterclass Host:
Marcel Visser is responsible for managing the business development activities worldwide. Visser has recently been promoted to this position after successfully launching and growing Cinterion’s APAC region as Vice President of Sales, Cinterion Wireless Modules, APAC.
Jonathan Newell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Loughborough University. He has a particular interest in the development of vehicular and infrastructure communications to enhance road safety. He is also involved in projects in the CIS and speaks fluent Russian.
To view the conference programme and full speaker line-up, visit www.smi-online.co.uk/
Alternatively contact Alex Williamson on +44 (0) 20 7827 6115 or awilliamson@