Russia unveils first driverless bus MatrЁshka
Russia unveils first driverless bus MatrЁshka

The MatrЁshka, first Russian driverless electric bus, will be soon out. Its maximum speed is limited to 30 km/h. MatrЁshka will be tested in Russian Skolkovo Innovation Centre next year.

Smart bus consists of replaceable modules, does not have a windshield; it is symmetrical and has a strip of parking lights around. Hence the name, the vehicle really looks like a matryoshka doll.

A smart buss has special sensors and navigation system on board, so it can easily navigate in the city without causing accidents.

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Technical specifications of smart bus:

• maximum speed – 100km/h;

• average speed – 30 km/h ;

• the bus can run 130 km on a fully charged battery;

• it takes four hours to fully charge the battery;

• capacity – 8-12 people.

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Volgabus and Bakulin Motors Group, the bus manufacturers, will start testing the M2V8 model in Skolkovo in 2018. It is a passenger carrying vehicle. The companies also plan to create a larger bus for 20 people, as well as vehicles for special transportation and freightage.

 

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