Russian achievements in the field of unmanned vehicles will be presented during the world championship on football in 2018. This was at the opening of the annual International forum of science and technology in society in Kyoto Japanese said Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, reports TASS.
21 July, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the Russian government in 2018 intends to increase the volume of subsidies to manufacturers engaged in the development of unmanned vehicles. He noted, the industry in the country “is actually created from scratch.” In the future, domestic factories, according to him, it is necessary to gain a foothold in world markets.
August 3, presidential aide Igor Levitin said that the Russian roads are not ready to accept electric vehicles and unmanned vehicles. According to him, it is necessary to build roads adapted to the new technology. The official added that, according to forecasts, by 2030 the vehicle fleet of Europe and the USA will be predominantly electric. And by 2050 half of public transport will be unmanned.
On 25 August it became known that unmanned trucks passing tests on special landfills in the UK until the end of 2018, will appear on the roads. The convoy will consist of a maximum of three machines, man will trust to manage the lead car.
September 14, Elon Musk announced the presentation of an unmanned truck with an electric motor. “Presentation of the truck Tesla and test-in will be held on October 26 in Hawthorne (California — approx. “Of the tape.ru”). Worth to see this monster in person. This is unreal,” — said the founder of Tesla.