Kazakhstan To Replace ERA-GLONASS With EVAK
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 22:36
Currently, the ERA-GLONASS system is temporarily not working in the territory of Kazakhstan. Its functions include notifying the emergency services about road accidents. According to local media, by the end of 2017, the system should be replaced with EVAK, a similar system developed in Kazakhstan. Worth recalling, on January 1, 2017, it became mandatory for the EEU countries to equip all imported vehicles with a special ERA-GLONASS alarm button.
According to the published information, ERA-GLONASS has been disabled in Kazakhstan only for two months. However, at the end of this period, it will not be put into operation again, since it will be replaced by the Kazakh EVAK system. This will be done after the synchronization of both systems. According to the press service of the Ministry of Aerospace and Defense Industry of Kazakhstan, the new emergency call system for accidents and disasters makes it possible to immediately send the distress signals to the operational services of Kazakhstan.
“The use of the EVAK system will reduce the time of arrival of emergency services to the crash site by 30-40 percent; it will give an opportunity to inform the emergency response service in just 20 seconds. This is very important when it comes to the rule of the 'golden hour' that is relevant in the provision of medical care to people,” Denis Eremin, a representative of the JSC “National Center for Space Technology” "under the Ministry of Aerospace and Defense Industry of Kazakhstan commented on the forthcoming introduction of the EVAK system.
In early March, the new system was presented to Beibut Atamkulov, the head of the said ministry. According to the department, this is one of the most impressive developments related to the introduction of space technologies into the real economy.
The peculiarity of the system is its ability to integrate with similar systems of other EEU countries.
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