Non-commercial partnership “GLONASS” and the China North industries Corporation (China North Industries Corporation, Nоrinco) signed a Memorandum of understanding on establishing the Russo-Chinese navigation chipset, RIA Novosti reported.
The document has been signed at the end of the regular meeting of the heads of governments of Russia and China.
From the Russian side the document was signed by the Executive Director of the nonprofit partnership “GLONASS” Alexander Bondarenko, the China CEO of China North industries Corporation Wen gang.
Earlier, the President of NP “GLONASS” Alexander Gurko said that the Russian and Chinese parties will establish two joint ventures to develop, manufacture and market a new navigation receivers that support three global navigation system — BeiDou Chinese, Russian GLONASS and American Navstar (GPS). According to Gurko, the new chipset will be designed primarily for professional applications.
He noted that this device is not for smartphones, but at the same time, and not for high-precision positioning systems. It is designed for telematic terminals for systems ERA-GLONASS and eCall — that is, to control the transport of different purpose.
Russian state system of emergency response in case of accidents ERA-GLONASS was developed for joint use with the global system of satellite navigation “GLONASS”.