Russian holding Bakulin Motors Group,which is known as a manufacturer of buses and unmanned vehicles, introduced its own all-terrain vehicle. It will be released under the trademark Volgabus, and demonstrated at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be held June 6-8, 2019. Details about the history of creation and capabilities of the all-terrain vehicle shared the head of the holding Alexei Bakulin on his page on Facebook.
According to him, the idea of creating an autonomousAll-terrain vehicle originated during the Arctic expedition. It took two years to develop - on the official website of Volgabus it is said that all components, technologies and software were fully created in Russia. Thanks to engine vision and artificial intelligence, the all-terrain vehicle is able to move independently, without a driver in the cabin.
While in industrial areas and in citiesunmanned power is still seriously limited, we are entering the endless expanses of offroad where technology of artificial vision and artificial intelligence can be experienced, ”explained Alex Bakulin.
Russian all-terrain vehicle with autonomous control
The manufacturer says that thanks to the hugewheels with minimal pressure on the surface, the car is able to move on snow, ice and even on water. If it is possible to fix the trailer, the all-terrain vehicle can overcome obstacles up to 1.6 meters high and pass through crevices up to 2 meters wide. It is expected that the car will conduct reconnaissance of the area, and deliver the goods to hard-to-reach places beyond the Arctic Circle.
Hybrid power plant consists of a dieseland electric motors. The energy of lithium batteries lasts an hour's drive, but when you turn on the internal combustion engine, the duration increases to 120 hours. As mentioned above, thanks to all kinds of sensors and software, the all-terrain vehicle is able to move through difficult terrain on its own.
Developments of the Bakulin Motors Group holdingFrom time to time flash in the news. For example, in 2016, he presented the Matrёshka unmanned bus with three application options, but in 2018 the project was closed.
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