The Agency will create an analogue of “Yandex.Navigator” for iOS and Android for 18 million rubles
Federal road Agency (Rosavtodor) will develop based on its own data about the situation on the Russian roads the equivalent of “Yandex.Navigator” for 17.8 mln Mobile app should come out in the App Store and Google Play in spring 2017, according to “Izvestia”.
A tender for the development of applications for 17.8 million rubles was won by “Paraffin”. It should create a service that will “help drivers to build the itinerary and inform about the features of the routes, the load, weather conditions, traffic events and incidents”. Also, the application should be information on the current and planned repairs and road closures.
“Yandex.Navigator” is an application designed for profit and the promotion of any commercial services, and the application of the Federal road Agency will have a unique set of information that the owners of other navigation systems just yet. The transfer of such data to any of the players of the market of mobile navigation apps free not provided by the current legislation and would be a clear violation of fair competition”, – said the press service of the Ministry.
The Ministry said that the product aims to provide a quick and transparent feedback mechanism road users with Rosavtodor and its subordinate organizations. The product “will not compete with other services, profit-driven”.
App available on mobile platforms iOS, Android and Windows, will contain a map with marked roads, which shows their name, number of lanes, and accidents will also be chat and directory. Road users, including employees of road services, will be able to send a message about the incident, the quality of the road surface and road service facilities.
The publication indicates that about company “Paraffin” nothing is known: it has no website and have not had a single contract. Information about other projects of the company also failed. in Rosavtodor are unable to answer the question about the selection criteria “Paraffin” as a contractor.
The release of the application expected by April 28, 2017.