Moscow govt to equip municipal vehicles with GLONASS by late 2013

MOSCOW, Aug 23 (PRIME) — The Moscow city government plans to equip the citys municipal vehicles with Russias Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) by the end of 2013, according to a project released on the city governments transport and transport infrastructure departments Web site Tuesday.

The Moscow city government also plans to start equipping the citys public transport with GLONASS in 2012.

Investments in the projects were not disclosed.

The Moscow city government intends to implement GLONASS to create an intellectual transport system in order to solve road congestion problems.

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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