The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation is planning to create digital profiles of passengers, using biometric identification for travel and payment on all types of transport, CNews reports, citing the Ministry’s digital transformation of the transport industry strategy datasheet.
Passengers’ digital profiles will be integrated into the national Unified Biometric System (EBS). In addition, the governmental agency is preparing to launch a service for building an optimal travel route for passengers.
Among other things, the strategy includes implementing self-driving passenger transport before 2024 as well as drones for the commercial delivery of goods before 2030. Freight shipments from Europe to China will be unmanned and executed through integrating national infrastructure with logistic platforms LOGINK (China) and FENIX (EU), using the compatible V2X standards.
According to the datasheet, a total amount of around $4.5 million (336.4 million rubles) is required for the implementation of the strategy as well as cooperation with other government agencies, including the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Economic Development, together with the Federal Tax Service, Federal Customs Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs, FSB, FSS, PF, and Rosstandart.
The Central Bank of the Russian Federation