According to the report of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation on the meeting of the Russian-Chinese subcommittee on cooperation in the field of transport, an agreement has been reached to consider the possibility of organizing an experimental unmanned truck transportation over the bridge crossing over the Amur River near the cities of Blagoveshchensk and Heihe. According to Alexey Petrov, the relevance of unmanned transportation in logistics has increased since Covid-19, and the task of the experiment is to create working technologies and a service for unmanned cross-border transportation that can be multiplied.
"We are interested in cross-border innovative projects and support the initiatives of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. The Customs and Logistics Terminal already has the necessary infrastructure to start and test, but the implementation of this experiment also involves work on its coordination with state regulatory authorities and the adoption of the necessary legislative acts. It will also require the development of technologies, the introduction of innovations in infrastructure and the creation of an international integration IT solution – all this is a joint work that remains to be done," said Valeria Repkova.
Pavel Puzanov noted that with the support of the Directorate of International Transport Corridors, the project will become a pilot and such a model can later be used in other border regions.