KAMAZ sent to Ghana a batch of KAMAZ-53228 on-board vehicles adapted to local operating conditions.
Seven KAMAZ-53228 (6×6) all-wheel drive trucks were shipped to the port of St. Petersburg for further delivery by sea to Ghana. It is planned that the trucks will arrive at their destination according to the schedule and will be unloaded at the terminal in the second half of September. The vehicle was supplied by Foreign Trade Company KAMAZ. The delivered trucks are specially designed for operation in tropical conditions and will be used by the customer to transport the “gold” of Ghana – shea nuts, which are widely used both in cosmetology and in the food industry.
The first KAMAZ vehicles were delivered to Ghana back in the 90s of the last century. Then, with the assistance of the Russian government, as part of the implementation of the first and second stages of the re-equipment of the global fleet of vehicles of the UN World Food Program, the country received several more consignments of KAMAZ trucks. So, in 2014 and 2019. The UN mission in Ghana received 54 all-wheel drive KAMAZ vehicles and 5 NEFAZ trailers.
On September 9, as part of a working trip to Naberezhnye Chelny, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov tested the latest model of the auto giant’s product line – the KAMAZ-54901 mainline tractor and talked to the workers of the KAMAZ press and frame plant.
Driving a new truck, Rustam Minnikhanov was interested in its technical characteristics. “We are testing KAMAZ-54901 – the fifth generation! It’s driving great,” the president commented later.
Also, Rustam Minnikhanov was presented with a new Mercedes-Benz Actros mainline tractor with a Euro-6 engine. The truck cab with the use of various local auto components was manufactured at the DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS JV, which specializes in the production of cab frames for Mercedes-Benz and KAMAZ trucks. Serial production of the Mercedes-Benz Actros will begin in November.
The President of the Republic of Tatarstan also visited the KAMAZ press-frame plant, where he got acquainted with the progress of the implementation of a large-scale production modernization project and talked with representatives of the labor collective.
Rustam Minnikhanov noted that KAMAZ has very good development prospects, stressing that of all the automobile plants in Russia, this is the only enterprise that independently develops its vehicles.
A new KAMAZ-Blicico start-up is being implemented at KAMAZ, which provides for IT-insurance of vehicles.
KAMAZ is gradually switching to IT-insurance of its vehicles: the new system will determine at what point in time, on which road, with what load, at what speed the truck is moving, where it made stops, and based on this, calculate the insurance. The Blicico aggregator of insurance, participating in the project, has existed for three years already, in its practice it has insurance of life, cargo, vehicles. It is the only company of its kind in Tatarstan that is ready to provide smart insurance based on modern technologies.
The developers set themselves the task of making the truck insure itself. Thanks to a special system, it will independently activate the insurance while driving: take into account the speed, monitor the track. If the driver used to have to buy classic insurance for a certain period and pay for it even when the vehicle was not in use, now they only pay for the time the vehicle is in movement. Accident insurance will be offered when the truck is parked. This is the essence of “smart” insurance: almost all the work is performed by a special device, which eliminates the human factor and saves time and money on insurance. As for the payment of such insurance, it also has the status of “smart”. You can buy a so-called insurance package or pay after the fact, at the end of a certain period.