Visiting INNOPROM-2017 International Industrial Fair 2017-07-10 09:40:00 Yekaterinburg Vladimir Putin toured the INNOPROM-2017 International Industrial Fair in Yekaterinburg. The President was shown a new information and analysis dispatch system made by Ural Locomotives for the remote monitoring of train safety. Vladimir Putin also saw an upgraded Nissan model and was told about its advantages and the peculiarities of the vehicle’s production. Vladimir Putin saw the latest innovations presented by a number of Japanese companies, and learned how smart technology can help monitor the status of parts and components in industrial machinery so they can be replaced, thus preventing equipment failure or stoppages. In addition, the President toured the stand of Japanese vehicle maker, and visited the Sinara Group stand, where he saw a scale model of the Yekaterinburg Arena, currently under construction for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. During his visit to the exhibition, Vladimir Putin saw not only innovative solutions and products presented by a number of companies, but also inventions by talented young people. At the stand of Zolotoye Sechenie (Golden Mean), an educational centre in the Urals sponsored by the Sirius educational centre for gifted children, the President saw robots that were made by young people. At the stand of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vladimir Putin inquired about innovations developed by the young people who took part in the Ot Vinta International Youth Creativity Festival, including a seabed exploration robot. Afterwards, the President saw the latest UAV model, the Jupiter, as well as a drone jamming system for forcing drones to land when used illegally. Vladimir Putin then was shown another cutting edge design: a unique workflow management system. This state-of-the-art approach to introducing digital technology in Russian manufacturing is intended for the digital modelling of parts, machines and production processes, digital assembly and tests, as well as controlling these processes. In addition, the President praised the system developed as part of a national technology initiative that prevents a vehicle driver from falling asleep behind the wheel. The Sleep Alert solution uses neurotechnology to understand whether the driver feels tired, distracted or sleepy, and gives a warning signal if the driver seems to be falling asleep or shows signs of losing focus or concentration. The same stand offered presentations on the development of an energy storage plant, a software platform for creating adaptive robot cells for automated manufacturing and defibrillator-carrying drones. At the NAMI Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engine Institute stand, the President saw the Shuttle, a driverless public transit vehicle for short-distance passenger transfer. The President also visited Renova’s and Rostec Corporation’s stands, where he learned about the Smart City project, plans to increase IT exports, new products and services in e-healthcare and equipment for perinatal centres and other medical institutions. Over 640 industrial companies from 20 countries are attending the INNOPROM-2017 fair. The main theme this year is Smart Manufacturing: Global Approach. On the previous day, the President took part in the official opening of the fair.