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Driverless Cargo Transportation Route to be Established between Russia and China

August 31, 2021, 13:45 (UTC+3)|
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The route for driverless cargo transportation will be organized between Russian city Blagoveshchensk and the Chinese city Heihe and will include a bridge over the Amur River, according to the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

The total length of the crossing will be 20 km, of which 6 km will be located in China, 13 km will extend over Russian territory and another 1 km of the route will go on the bridge.

The testing of driverless trucks will be organized within the framework of the agreement on the international transport corridors Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 development. The timing of testing has not been reported yet.

In August 2021, The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation presented a strategy draft of transport industry digital transformation through 2030, according to which freight shipments from Europe to China will be unmanned and executed through integrating national infrastructure with logistic platforms LOGINK (China) and FENIX (EU), using the compatible V2X standards.

According to the current version of the ministry draft law "On highly automated vehicles", prepared by the Ministry of Transport, can be allowed to travel on the roads of Russia in 2025.

Original (in Russian)

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