Business programme

LET'S GO: Integrated Unmanned Freight Transport Hits the Motorway for the First Time

14 Jun , 15:00–16:30
Building Technological Sovereignty
Pavilion F, conference hall F1

Since autumn 2022, Russia has been running an unprecedented road freight transport project called "Unmanned Logistics Corridors'' on the M11 motorway. The Russian project is unique. For the first time, it encompasses all aspects of the business chain, including innovative vehicles, a new transport model, digital road infrastructure, and both legal and technical regulations. The primary objective is not simply to test unmanned technologies, but rather to assess the economic viability of their implementation in transportation. To facilitate this, the government has introduced a special experimental legal regime to examine different hypotheses related to unmanned solutions, the organization of unmanned transport, and road infrastructure. The long-term challenge lies in successfully scaling up the new technologies, solutions and regulations from the 670 km stretch of the M11 motorway to the country's main road transport corridors, covering at least 19,500 km by 2030. What are the early successes and early lessons of the Unmanned Logistics Corridors project? How can a consensus be reached between safety, economics, risk, and the pace of innovation in regulating the production, certification and operation of unmanned freight vehicles? What are the macroeconomic and social development effects that this project can bring to the country?

Polina Davidova, Director, Digital Transport and Logistics Association

Dmitriy Bakanov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Andrey Belousov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Albert Karimov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Sergey Kogogin, Director General, KAMAZ
Vyacheslav Petushenko, Chairman of the Board, Russian Highways State Company
Vadim Filatov, Deputy Director, PEC
Grigory Forostovsky, General Director, SberAutoTech
Artem Sheikin, Member of the Federation Council Committee of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Constitutional Legislation and State Building