Russia's first commercial transportation using an unmanned car took place
2020-12-21 06:25

Russia's first commercial transportation using an unmanned car took place

For the first time in Russia, cargo from Vladimir to Moscow was delivered in an unmanned vehicle as part of commercial transportation. This was reported by Yaroslav Fedoseyev, the official representative of the national technological initiative Autonet.

An unmanned GAZelle, which delivered about a ton of vegetables to the capital, was used as a vehicle.

The trip was made at night, when traffic was minimal, and an engineer was at the wheel controlling the road. All in all, the car covered the way of more than 240 kilometers.

The client paid the average market price of 1.5 thousand rubles for the delivery. This amount, as Fedoseyev explained, also included the engineer's fee. Without his accompaniment the price of the service would have been lower than 1 thousand rubles. However, he noted that now the Russian Federation complies with the international convention, which requires a person to be behind the wheel of the car, regardless of whether the vehicle is unmanned

The drone is already certified, and a test engineer has also been fully trained.

Two years ago, unmanned cars began to be operated as part of an experiment on the roads of Moscow and Tatarstan. Now such testing is possible in 13 regions.

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Author: Ksenia Gustova