Expert Assesses Technical Feasibility of Introducing Pass Control Procedures Throughout Russia

Expert Assesses Technical Feasibility of Introducing Pass Control Procedures Throughout Russia

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According to Fyodor Zhernovoy, CEO of the Factory of Information Technologies, there are technological opportunities for expanding the pass control procedures. In fact, it consists of a server system and a mobile application integrated with the State Services or Services of Moscow portals.

In Moscow, the authorities have introduced pass control procedures and tight rules to control compliance with them in the wake of the current situation with the spread of the coronavirus infection. Meanwhile, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin proposes extending the digital pass system throughout Russia. According to him, it will help curtail the spread of the virus and control the movement of people in other regions.

It goes without saying that these initiatives have never been popular with ordinary Russians, who perceive them without enthusiasm and with definite apprehensions. At the same time, the question arises whether the relevant services and agencies are ready to introduce the rules of this kind throughout the country’s territory – in terms of qualified personnel and technical capabilities.

Fyodor Zhernovoy, CEO of the Factory of Information Technologies, commented on this issue. According to him, there are technological opportunities for expanding the pass control procedures. In fact, it consists of a server system and a mobile application integrated with the State Services or Services of Moscow portals.

“The Moscow region was connected quite quickly enough,” said Zhernovoy. “There is already a test solution for digital passes in the regions that are closest to the capital. At this stage, controlling and monitoring transport remains the major problem. In order to make the system operate in full swing and readjust it promptly, the regions should adopt Moscow’s experience. It is easier to solve the issues of control in Moscow, primarily because it has the subway, the main “transport hub” that most people use. Additionally, an electronic fare control system has been long introduced, and all transport is equipped with cameras. Unfortunately, there are no developments of this kind in the regions. It is there that the traffic control system will inevitably fail. As a minimum, the regions should agree on the data exchange, only then the control system aimed at detecting violators will work.”

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