Data on the routes of urban transport will become publicly available, the corresponding changes will be recorded in the text of the law “About navigation activities”, Vedomosti informs.
Currently, developers of applications (for example, Yandex.Maps) receive traffic data directly from the transport company. According to Yaroslav Fedoseev, a representative of the NTI Autonet working group, which is responsible for the implementation of the project, now each public transport bus is equipped with devices for tracking its movement on the roads.
However, the law “About navigation activities” has not yet established the procedure for providing data on traffic and transport company decides whether to open access to data for developers or not, Fedoseev says. Thus, the data is provided to large companies, but there are other developers in Russia who are ready to create competitive applications for navigation, the expert explains.
Fedoseev notes that the legislative changes will make the transport companies’ data open. The data will be made available upon request to anyone interested in it.
Autonet, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media and the Ministry of Economic Development are responsible for the execution of this item of the action plan. By October 2021, amendments to the law should be approved by the Federation Council, according to the action plan.