Russian IoT news: closed Internet for Ministry of Defense, system for autonomous cars and legalization of eSim

Russian IoT news: closed Internet for Ministry of Defense, system for autonomous cars and legalization of eSim

What are the peculiarities of the Internet designed for Russian military? Where is the Smart City project realized in Russia and what company will create a system for autonomous cars together with Hyundai Mobis? Read about the main IoT news of the past week in our digest.

Russia defined the first towns to take part in the Smart City project

The Smart City project will be brought into life in 19 boroughs including Kaluga, Veliky Novgorod, Perm, Ryazan, Stavropol, Ulyanovsk, Chelyabinsk, Cheboksary. The relevant agreement was signed by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, towns, and regions.

Pilot towns should implement the smart city standard ahead-of-schedule and realize additional measures envisaged by roadmaps.

Thanks to the Smart City project, Russia expects to reduce the number of public utilities emergencies and incidents related to the distortion of social security, to introduce a single travel card for all types of public transport, to improve living standards.

Yandex and Hyundai Mobis will develop an autonomous car management system

Yandex and Hyundai Mobis joined their efforts to develop a software and hardware complex for autonomous vehicles. The system will rely on machine learning and computer vision technologies.

The new complex will allow cars to drive independently without the interference of the driver. Initially, the system will be integrated with prototypes of autonomous cars built based on Hyundai and Kia serial vehicles. However, later the technology will be available for other companies.

Russia forecasts the reduction in the volume of digital smart city solutions

The research conducted by iKS-Consulting agency showed that the Russian market of tech smart city solutions equaled to 81 billion rubles in 2018. This figure is by 8% bigger than the year before. At the same time, 93% of expenditures on smart city systems account for Moscow, 2% – Saint Petersburg, 5% – other regions.

Analysts forecast that the market volume will reduce to 77.1 billion rubles in the next two years. In particular, Moscow will reduce the expenses on some niches within the smart city concept in 2019-2020.

Experts believe that in order to avoid this situation, the country should allocate funds for the realization of the regional programs of the Digital Economy initiative from the federal budget. Besides, the Smart City program and updating of video surveillance systems in Moscow will boost the growth.

Russian army will have its own closed Internet

The closed system for digital information exchange developed by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was called a multiservice backhaul network. The development process is expected to be finished in two years.

The Russian Ministry of Defense notes that the closed network will have its own search system. Servers of the Ministry will store all data. Fiber-optic cable that enables data communication will be laid in the Arctic Region.

The multiservice backhaul network will allow military to share any volume of data at high speed.

Russian Ministry of Communications offered to legalize eSim technology

The Ministry believes that no legislative changes are required to enable the operation of gadgets with the eSim module in Russia. A declaration is needed for this purpose. This document states requirements to the use of communication means. However, currently it does not regulate the use of such a technology. It is reported by Vedomosti newspaper.

The Ministry of Communications notes that telecom companies lack infrastructure needed for the implementation of eSim. It is also important to define how users will be able to change the number of one mobile operator to another without buying a new SIM card.

eSim is a module embedded in the gadget. It allows using communications services without traditional SIM cards and turning to mobile operators.

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