When will 5G and smart road signs be introduced in Russia? Week’s digest in the IoT space
Smart road signs setting the permitted traffic speed to appear in Russia soon while Volvo offers to have a sleep in a car on the move. Read this week’s digest to find out more about these and other new products in the IoT universe.
Smart road signs setting the permitted traffic speed to appear in Russia
Starting from January 1, 2019, dynamic road signs will be set on Russian highways and speedways. They surpass five-ten times the price of the usual ones. However, it reduces road-related mortality.
The project has been developed within the law ‘On Transportation Planning’ that is to come into force at the end of 2018. The document implies the introduction of the intelligent transport infrastructure such as smart traffic lights that can manage streams of cars by dividing them into groups depending on the speed.
5G to be introduced in Moscow
5G massive inclusion in Moscow will begin in 2022. By this time, the city authorities have to get ready with all the needed infrastructure.
“The IT Department established the requirements towards engineers and developers of new districts and buildings. The document describes the characteristics of the power supply systems and optical lines needed for the further 5G expanding,” said the official representatives.
It is also planned that 5G would propel the IoT implementation into the apartments of Moscow inhabitants.
Volvo presents the concept of a driverless electric car with a bed
Volvo has showcased the 360c concept of a driverless car with no steering wheel and pedals.
The engineers demonstrated a new design of the driverless car. Here, a seat transforms into a fully-fledged bed.
The 360c concept is designed with one gull-wing door. LED indicators are inbuilt all around the car. They warn other travelers about the further maneuvers of a car. The automobile is mostly manufactured from glass, including the roof.
Nonetheless, the Volvo engineers still keep some important characteristics in a secret. For example, accumulator capacity and a type of autopilot sensors.
Visit the website of Volvo to see the full description of the concept.
Yandex launches a cloud platform
Yandex has launched an analog of Amazon Web Services. It is a cloud platform for business called Yandex.Cloud.
Capacities of Yandex.Cloud are aimed at the data storing. The service would allow to analyze and process data using the inbuilt AI. Users will be able to have eight virtual processors with 16 Gb RAM. The platform also allows to launch your own service.
Yandex.Cloud will cost about seven thousand rubles per month (or 80 thousand per year). Compare: Amazon Web Services requires about 250 thousand rubles per year for the same capacities while the analog service Mail.Ru Group being 16 times weaker asks for 120 thousand rubles annually.
Yandex.Cloud will be officially released at the end of 2018.
Rostelecom and the Ministry of Energy of Russia sign an agreement on IIoT implementation
Rostelecom and the Ministry of Energy of Russia signed a cooperation agreement. Its aim is to boost the electricity efficiency by introducing the IIoT and Big Data analysis.
“This cooperation agreement is important for the Russian power complex. Digital platform and systems of initial data collection on power objects would allow to introduce new management principles, propel the power segment to a new level of intelligence and make it one of the advanced economy sectors. Digitalization saves resources and makes power objects more environment-friendly,” noted Deputy Minister of Energy Cherezov Andrey.