Unmanned Kamaz vehicles to be tested on public roads this year

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MOSCOW, January 10. /TASS/. Unmanned vehicles of Kamaz will be tested for the first time on public roads in Naberezhnye Chelny in 2019, press service of Rostec state corporation told TASS on Thursday.

“Starting from 2019, we plan to start the pilot operation of Kamaz autonomous vehicles on public roads in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny and in closed areas,” Rostec said.

The state corporation also noted that during the tests professional test drivers will be present in the cars, who will take control if an emergency situation occurs.

In 2015, Kamaz created the first Russian prototype unmanned vehicle on the basis of Kamaz-5350 truck. The vehicle can drive independently on the given routes without the help of the driver. At the same time, the artificial intelligence system of the truck can differentiate between road markings, signs, and other road users, including pedestrians.

Group of companies Kamaz is one of the top 20 leading world manufacturers of heavy trucks. The production complex of the group covers the entire technological cycle of production of trucks. The group produces trucks, trailers, buses, engines, power units and various tools.

 

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