KAMAZ PTC 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 last stage of work before the launch of the first Russian self-driving KAMAZ mining dump trucks at mining enterprises.
The agreement was signed at the CIPR 2022 conference in Nizhny Novgorod. The document was signed by Director for Digital Transformation of KAMAZ PTC Eldar Shavaliyev and CEO of Zyfra Igor Bogachev.
The parties agreed to exchange experience in order to build competencies both in terms of the operation of autonomous vehicles and in terms of production management. In addition, KAMAZ PTC and Zyfra will exchange practices for to implement tasks effectively and shape strategies for the development of the mining industry, as well as hold joint seminars and conferences to obtain high-quality expertise in the implementation of projects.
The companies intend to promote unmanned technologies in the domestic market, as well as enter the markets of the BRICS and CIS countries which have already shown interest in Russian mining self-driving vehicles. 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 the demand for which will only grow. We intend to further develop this promising area and will expand our offerings of unmanned vehicles to other industries,” commented Sergey Kogogin, Director General of KAMAZ PTC.
“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 “run in” reliability and efficiency of our technologies,” said Igor Bogachev, Director General of Zyfra Group.