An Integrated Digital Platform: How It Is Built and How It Works?

An Integrated Digital Platform (the Platform) integrates all existing intelligent transport systems (ITSs) of an urban agglomeration and enables managing them in a “single window” mode. The technology developed by Soft Telematika LLC (part of Telematika corporation) is the heart of agglomeration’s entire ITS and is actively being implemented in regions of Russia.

What is the Platform for?

The Integrated Digital Platform is a key element of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), an ecosystem being implemented in 42 cities in Russia as part of the national project Safe Quality Roads. The Platform integrates all existing transport information systems of an urban agglomeration into a single monitoring system capable of exchanging data in real time. The Platform is in the first level of transport information systems maturity and enables the digital transformation of the agglomeration’s entire road infrastructure. The RF Ministry of Transport has identified five maturity levels depending on the degree of integration of the ITS. The more intelligent systems and equipment are used in the region, the higher the maturity level. The Platform provides complete information about the entire transport sector operation and thus enables managing of key indicators in a prompt manner. For example, it is possible to simulate traffic flows and predict their intensity, manage traffic lights, monitor the observance of the traffic rules, etc. Consequently, the capabilities of the road infrastructure and the efficiency of transportation networks significantly increase. Therefore, the bigger the number of intelligent systems connected to the Platform, the more smart are the roads in a city. Additionally, it optimizes public expenditure by supporting prudent managerial decisions on the operation of the transportation infrastructure and roadworks priorities.

 What is the Platform capable of?

The Integrated Digital Platform has a vast and technologically advanced functionality. It includes the following capabilities and key functions:
  • Receiving data from integrated and instrumental subsystems of the ITS of urban agglomerations and other road traffic information systems; simulating and predicting transportation situations, weather, and the vehicles telemetry data
  • Timely informing emergency services of traffic accidents and violations
  • Analyzing and predicting key performance indicators of ITS in agglomerations

What modules is it built of?

The Platform includes the following modules:
  • Public transportation management
  • Roadworks management
  • Issuing transportation permits
  • ITS performance monitoring
  • Centralized information of road users
  • Parking space configuring
  • Digital twin
  • Electronic integrated traffic management schemes
  • Internal and external services
  • GIS for collecting, storing, and analyzing data
  • Traffic violations management
  • Transportation modeling and predicting
  • Scenarios configuring
  • Coordinated management of traffic lights
  • Billing for tolls and services
  • Configuring V2X networks

Thus, the Platform is a truly integrated solution that encompasses the most important elements of an agglomeration’s transportation system.

In addition, the Telematika’s product has a universal external API capable of seamless linking a regional Platform to the nationwide ITS.

Where is the Platform already implemented?

To date, Telematika’s Unified Transport System Management Platform technology has been implemented in five Russian cities: Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Krasnodar, Sochi, and Novosibirsk.

Significant geographical expansion of the Platform use is expected in the future since it not only helps urban agglomerations achieve the first level of maturity, but enables more efficient monitoring and adjusting traffic conditions in real time depending on the current transport situation. The digital transformation of the transport branch and the upscaling of similar technologies significantly increases the quality of life and mobility of the population of cities and the region.