Today in Moscow, within the framework of the VII annual national exhibition "VUZPROMEXPO-2020", the presentation of the electric vehicle "KAMA-1", developed by PJSC "KAMAZ" together with the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), took place.
Work on the project "Creation of a" Smart "Digital Twin and an experimental model of a small-sized city electric car with a level 3-4 ADAS system" began in December 2018. Within the shortest timeframe by automotive standards - in just two years - a digital twin was created and an experimental model of a small-sized city electric car was manufactured.
The ADAS Level 3 electric vehicle, tentatively named KAMA-1, is a three-door, four-seater compact smart crossover designed in line with the current trends in the mobility and transportation market. Crossover length is 3.4 m, width - 1.7 m, height - 1.6 m, ground clearance - 160 mm. The electric car is equipped with a 33 kWh lithium-ion battery and an 80 kW electric motor, which allows it to reach speeds of up to 150 km /h and travel up to 250 km without recharging. The speed of full battery charge in normal mode is 6 hours, in accelerated mode - 20 minutes. Acceleration to 100 km /h in 6.7 seconds.
The exterior of the smart crossover is interesting with full LED front and rear optics, dynamic direction indicators in line with modern trends in the design of headlights and lanterns, as well as characteristic frontal glazing providing a panoramic view. Fenders, sills and bumper skirts are made as separate elements and are easily replaceable, which ensures the convenience of using the car for the needs of car sharing companies. The high ground clearance of the car meets the requirements of the Russian consumer and allows you to overcome difficult road sections.
Interior features ensure the convenience of getting on and off. The interior design of the vehicle creates maximum interior volume and comfort. The nine-inch screen of the main information, multimedia and control system is located immovably on the steering column. Through this screen, all vehicle systems are controlled: activation and control of ADAS level 3 functions, climate control, multimedia functions, vehicle diagnostic modes.
The electric car is developed on the basis of "digital twins" technology. This technology allows virtual testing and tuning of the car, simulating and measuring any of its indicators in various conditions of the life cycle, taking into account in detail the characteristics of materials and features of technological processes. Now the electric car is in the status of an industrial pre-production model, which has passed tests and all the necessary certification.
“KAMAZ is the largest Russian industrial site, where modern technologies and advanced technical ideas are in demand. In working on unique models of transport, we rely not only on the high engineering potential of the company, but also attract the best specialists in the country. Our cooperation with the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University can be confidently called one of the successful examples of the interaction of science with real production, - noted Sergey Kogogin, General Director of KAMAZ. “I thank my colleagues for the fruitful cooperation and look forward to further strengthening and expanding the boundaries of our partnership, one of the results of which was the first electric car in Russia developed entirely on the basis of digital twins technology and specialized digital platforms.”