Russian ministry wants commercial transport equipped with GLONASS

MOSCOW, Jul 28 (PRIME) — Russias Transportation Ministry has suggested equipping all commercial auto transport carrying more than eight passengers or heavy loads, with receivers supporting the countrys Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), according to a draft government ruling published on the Economic Development Ministrys Web site, RIA Novosti reported Thursday.

The rule to install GLONASS receivers currently applies to transport vehicles carrying special hazardous loads only.

The rule to equip commercial transport with GLONASS receivers is aimed at preventing terrorist acts, according to the ruling.

The Economic Development Ministry called on entrepreneurs to send their opinions on the ruling by August 11.

GLONASS is an alternative to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and the E.U.s future Galileo positioning system.


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