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Testing of unmanned vehicles without test engineers in the cabin will begin in Russia in 2021

March 15, 2021, 18:08 (UTC+3)|
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First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Andrey Belousov approved a set of measures developed by the Ministry of Transport of Russia for testing and phased commissioning of highly automated vehicles (HAVs) on public roads without the presence of a test engineer in the cabin. The instruction to develop such a document was given by the President of Russia.

The set of measures provides for the pilot commercial operation of the fully unmanned vehices in individual constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The implementation of the measures will allow, in the period from 2021 to 2024, to create the necessary legal conditions for the introduction of HAVs in the transport complex. A prerequisite is ensuring the safety of road users and compliance with established rules and regulations.

When preparing the document, the positions of the federal executive authorities were taken into account - the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Digital Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Federal Security Service, the Federal Security Service, the Bank of Russia, and Rosstandart. The set of measures was coordinated with industry expert associations - the Digital Transport and Logistics Association, the Russian Union of Auto Insurers, as well as organizations of the scientific and technological business community - Yandex, KAMAZ, Sberbank, GAZ Group, Gazprom Neft.

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