The Urbantech group of companies is starting the first stage of creating an intelligent transport system in the Nizhny Novgorod urban agglomeration. As a result of the implementation of a comprehensive project, the regional authorities aim to reduce the number of accidents, increase road capacity, improve road safety for motorists and pedestrians, as well as the quality of service for public transport passengers. This was reported to CNews by representatives of the Urbantech Group.
Creation of a unified transport system management platform EPUTS is the first stage of ITS implementation. The platform will unite five existing information systems in the city: RNIS, automated systems for dispatching public transport and informing passengers OT, APK “Safe City” and GIS “Titul-2005”. Also, 20 new modules and subsystems created within the framework of the project will be connected. The system will ensure the interconnected functioning of all subsystems and services of the ITS to increase the throughput of the transport network and the safety of traffic participants.
The functionality of the system will allow to provide priority passage for special vehicles, set up directive control of traffic lights, provide access to the video surveillance system for detecting and predicting accidents, emergencies, etc. The project also includes control modules for traffic, public transport, modules for managing road works and dispatching ITS management for emergencies and aircraft, as well as a geographic information system for collecting, storing, analyzing and graphical data visualization.
“As part of the introduction of an intelligent transport system, the throughput of the road network can increase up to 20%. These indicators are planned to be achieved through the use of video detectors installed together with traffic lights. They will assess the intensity of the traffic flow, and, based on this, the work of traffic lights will be automatically adjusted. Also, cameras can identify vehicles to give priority to public transport,” said the director of the Center for the Development of Transport Systems. Artem Bafanov.
As a result of the implementation of the UPUTS, the Center for the Development of Transport Systems in the Nizhny Novgorod Region will be able to monitor the current state of the transport system online, adjust the operation of ITS subsystems, quickly respond to incidents on the road network and manage traffic “in the moment”.
“The creation of a unified platform for managing the transport system is the beginning of the transformation of the transport infrastructure of the Nizhny Novgorod urban agglomeration. As our experience in implementing such solutions in the Moscow Region shows, the environment for motorists and pedestrians is changing qualitatively: the number of accidents is reduced by 17% and, depending on the conditions of urban development, the time that people spend in traffic jams is reduced by up to 20%,” said Daniil KhazovCommercial Director of Urbantech Group of Companies.
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By April 2023, the system will be fully deployed and will cover all peripheral ITS equipment that will be connected in the city. Thus, the ITS of the Nizhny Novgorod urban agglomeration will reach the second level of digital maturity according to the methodology of the Ministry of Transport of Russia and will become the basis for the transition to the third level of maturity.
The Urbantech group of companies is a technological partner of the National Informatization Center (Rostec State Corporation), the holder of a state contract for the development of a technical project for the implementation of an intelligent transport system that provides for the automation of traffic control processes in the Nizhny Novgorod agglomeration.
GC “Urbantech” unites several technology companies that are engaged in transport planning of urban infrastructure, implement intelligent transport systems and create digital twins of the road network. Since 2019, Urbantech-M has been a service provider for photo and video recording of the Department of Transport of the Moscow Government. Since 2020, the group has been participating in a project to implement ITS in the largest cities of the Moscow region and regions of Russia.