KAMAZ PJSC and Zyfra have entered into a cooperation agreement under which it is planned to supplement robotic mining dump trucks with a domestic dispatch system for autonomous vehicles. This will be the final stage of work before the launch of the first Russian self-driving KAMAZ mining dump trucks at mining enterprises.
The companies plan to promote unmanned technologies not only in the domestic market, but also in the BRICS and CIS countries, which have already shown interest in Russian mining drones. Several enterprises of the coal industry have already expressed their readiness to become a platform for testing and operating heavy haul trucks.
“We are developing a competitive product and the demand for it will only grow. We intend to further develop this promising area and will expand offerings of unmanned vehicles to other industries,” commented Sergey Kogogin, CEO of KAMAZ PJSC.
“By the end of the year, we will have a tested mining management system adapted to KAMAZ dump trucks enabling us to effectively manage the fleet of autonomous vehicles at the enterprise. After its integration, KAMAZ trucks will be tested in the field conditions of potential customers, and we will test the reliability and efficiency of our technologies,” said Igor Bogachev, CEO of Zyfra Group.