The Traffic Safety Monitoring Center is opened - the first “Smart Road” project in Ukraine
On April 25, 2019, the official opening of the Traffic Safety Monitoring Center, the first “Smart Road” project in Ukraine, took place at the office of «Nokia Solutions & Networks Ukraine». The project was developed and implemented by the team of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in partnership with Nokia, Vodafone, Ukrainian New Technologies, Ukravtodor and Digitalization and Cyber Security Center.
As the Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan noted earlier, the project envisages the use of the Internet of Things technology in the road sector to ensure traffic safety and has the prospect of becoming a full-fledged part of Smart City.
This project aims to introduce intelligent transport systems using the latest telecommunications standards.
It will provide innovative services related to various modes of transport, regulation and traffic monitoring.
It will also enable users to be more informed, increase security and better use of transport networks.
Today, on the pilot section of the road (21 - st kilometer of H-01 Dniprovsky Highway), the equipment is already connected and the following data are measured:
1) The level of emissions and meteorological data
2) Speed, license plate recognition, monitoring of traffic flow
3) Push to talk, push to video - voice and video calling, group communication, communication through the dispatcher for road workers and service organizations.
Farid Safarov, head of the Digital Transport Infrastructure Directorate of the Ministry of Infrastructure, noted that the project is divided into 2 stages: "The first stage is the application of IoT technologies (Internet of Things - Internet of Things) based on fourth generation communication technologies - 4G (LTE - Long Term Evolution). After we plan to launch the project on a full scale and start collecting information to monitor and regulate traffic on the selected part of road. The second stage is the application of IoT technologies based on the fifth generation communication technology - 5G. This stage will begin in the second half of 2019 and will collect the same information, but with a difference in speed".
To finalize the pilot project, an analysis of the data will be carried out, which will determine the effectiveness of collecting information using this equipment based on 5G technology.