Kolesnikov, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economic Development: The first unmanned trucks will enter the M-11 highway in 2023
MOSCOW, November 24 – RIA Novosti. The launch of an experiment on the movement of unmanned trucks on the M-11 highway will accelerate the development of unmanned vehicles in the Russian Federation, the first unmanned trucks will enter the highway as early as 2023, the press service of the Ministry of Economy. Development reported.
Earlier on Thursday, speaking at a conference on artificial intelligence, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that an experiment on the use of drones on the Moscow-Petersburg highway will begin in the near future.
“The first unmanned trucks will enter the highway as early as 2023. Moscow and St. The experimental legal regime recently established by the Government for unmanned trucks on the M-11 highway between St. Petersburg is an important outcome that will accelerate the development of unmanned vehicles. “In our country. This is the fourth program on drones for its launch, in which the EPR mechanism is used,” said Maxim Kolesnikov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
The Ministry reminded that within the framework of the EPR, digital innovations for the commercial operation of unmanned trucks will be tested for three years with both the test driver and remote traffic control with the participation of the test engineer and dispatcher.
The experimental legal regime provides a wide range of participants, including manufacturers of highly automated vehicles (PJSC KAMAZ, NPO Starline), large carriers (Globaltruck Logistics, Magnit, X5 Logistics) and infrastructure operator – state company Avtodor.
The Ministry stated on the Telegram channel that unmanned trucks will shorten the cargo delivery time; eliminate the influence of the human factor; increase the environmental friendliness of transportation.
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