The first Kamaz unmanned trucks will begin transporting goods along the M-11 Moscow-Petersburg highway on June 14. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
For the first time in the world, Russian carriers will begin to carry out cargo transportation by drones in cooperation with the “smart road” services. The companies Kamaz, Starline, Globaltruck Logistic, Magnit and the road operator Avtodor will take part in the project.
According to the requirements, unmanned aerial vehicles that have passed an assessment of compliance with safety requirements conducted by the FSUE NAMI testing laboratory and in respect of which the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation has made a record of classifying the vehicle as unmanned vehicles will be allowed to operate on the M-11. To date, only the Kamaz company has passed all the procedures, the ministry noted.
In the near future, it is expected that unmanned trucks from Sberavtotech will also enter the M-11 highway.