AUTONOMOUS BUSES TESTED ON THE RUSSIAN ISLAND
The first driverless Russian bus, named Matryoshka, will soon be tested on the Russian Island (Far Eastern Federal District). The tests are being conducted in cooperation with Bakulin Motors Group company, as reported by the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) press office.
As previously announced by the director of Volgabus, Alexei Bakulin, the driverless Matryoshka minibuses will be ready for practical tests later this year.
The vehicles can be used for communal and freight transport. The first Matryoshka driverless bus model will have a capacity of 8 to 12 passengers and models for 4-6 and up to 20 passengers are on the way. The price of the prototype is near 8.5 million rubles at this moment, explained Alexei Bakulin, however, it will come down to 3.5 million rubles following serial production.