Are Russians ready for the purchase of a used car at a dealer?
  • 13.06.19 Are Russians ready for the purchase of a used car at a dealer?

    The analytic agency “AUTOSTAT” within the framework of the project “AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS - 2019. Used cars: preferences of car owners” (third wave) * investigated the willingness of car owners to consider purchase of a used car at a dealership. This study was conducted by online survey in March of 2019; it was attended by more than 1,900 car owners of various car brands.



Russian dealers of Ford began sales of updated Mondeo

Ford Mondeo sedan has received a technological upgrade aimed at the safety improving of the car and improving of the intelligent driver assistance systems. People can order updated Ford Mondeo at all official Ford dealers in Russia.

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STSI will monitor violations from a bird's eye view


For three days, an experiment was conducted in the Samara region to identify traffic violators using ... a balloon equipped with a video camera. The high-altitude observation complex was filled with helium and launched into the sky above the most emergency sections of the roads.

As the traffic police noted on Instagram, a video camera was installed in advance on the complex, which "increase the view several times." Professional optics with a 360-degree view made it possible to see clearly the state sign of a traveling car. “The car number plate can be seen from a distance of 700 meters both day and night,” the participants of this experiment explained.

Having identified the intruder (for example, the driver who passed the oncoming lane in violation of the rules), the inspectors sent the image from the camera to a mobile control center, where the survey was stored on a computer and transmitted information to the nearest traffic police. Thus, the driver who disagreed with the charge can see a video of his actions on the road.

For three days of such an “air raid”, from July 25th to 27th, only for passing the “oncoming lane” in the wrong place (one of the gross violations of traffic rules, for which a fine of 5 thousand rubles or deprivation of the right to drive a vehicle for a period from 4 to 6 months) 5 drivers were involved.
The advantages of a balloon using are obvious: the complex does not pollute the environment, does not produce noise, has "farsightedness" and works for the prevention of traffic accidents. It was decided that the use of the complex will continue. A special aviation unit of the Russian Guard has already been created to service the aerostat, which helps inspectors.

Meanwhile, only a few months ago in the media it was information that it is planned to place serial production of airships in the same Samara region. So in the near future it is possible that ground-based “tripods” (or in addition to them) will be replaced by such high-altitude complexes that observe roads even from a bird's-eye view.


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