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Unmanned cargo transportation starts on the territory of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works

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The test launch of the EVO-1 unmanned trucks at the test center in Moscow took place in March this year. A fleet of three unmanned EVO-1 trucks traveled autonomously at a predetermined speed, independently tracking road signs and markings. All that was required of a person was to press the start button on the panel on the side of the car. No shortcomings were identified during the drone test, all participants in the test launch were satisfied with the results and expressed confidence in successful further cooperation.

The project participants held a round table, during which they discussed issues related to the organization of constant movement of unmanned trucks around the territory of PJSC "MMK". So, a prerequisite for the successful implementation of the project is the preparation of the territory along which the UAVs will move - road markings, signs, specially equipped railway crossings, which guarantees the successful implementation of unmanned systems on the territory of the plant.

Innovations in logistics are part of the long-term development strategy of PJSC MMK along the path of digital transformation. Self-driving trucks are an essential component of efficient logistics processes. The use of drones will allow MMK to reduce the risks and costs of transportation, make them safer and, which is very important, environmentally friendly, since the vehicles are powered by electric traction.

Before the main launch, the parties will have to resolve some organizational issues and come to final agreements on the project. Based on the results of the pilot operation, a decision will be made on the further use of unmanned transport in the companies of the MMK Group.

The General Director of Traft, Artur Muradyan, said: “This project would not have been possible without the introduction of advanced technologies from Evocargo. For our part, we have improved the Traft.online client service, which made it possible to integrate it with the system for receiving an order by an unmanned truck. Such solutions will soon become a new standard in logistics. ”

Andrey Bolshakov, General Director of Evocargo, expressed confidence that“ such projects as at MMK bring the future closer, in which unmanned transportation will become the prevailing method of cargo transportation ". According to him, MMK and Traft in this project act as visionaries who contribute to the technological progress of the entire industry, showing an example of how advanced innovations can benefit business. Other companies will soon follow suit. ”

About PJSC MMK

PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works is one of the world's largest steel producers and holds a leading position among Russian ferrous metallurgy enterprises. The company's assets in Russia represent a large metallurgical complex with a full production cycle, from the preparation of iron ore raw materials to the deep processing of ferrous metals. MMK manufactures a wide range of steel products with a predominant share of high value-added products. The introduction of innovative technologies is one of the main vectors of the company's development. In 2020, PJSC MMK produced 11.6 million tons of steel and sold 10.8 million tons of steel products. MMK Group's revenue for 2020 amounted to $ 6.395 billion, EBITDA - $ 1.492 billion

About Traft

Transport company Traft "is the operating carrier of PJSC" Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works ". In the future, on the territory of the plant, the company plans to completely replace man-controlled cars with drones. Transportation will be carried out using the Traft.online client service, which allows you to manage the system and track the tracking of the movement of trucks by GPS /GLONASS through the personal account of each user. Such innovative solutions are a big step into the future, where the preference of logisticians will be given to environmentally friendly and safe unmanned systems that completely eliminate the human factor.

About Evocargo

Evocargo specializes in the development and implementation of logistic vertically integrated services using electric unmanned vehicles of its own production. The company was founded by Andrey Bolshakov, who brought together a team of colleagues and like-minded people who have been developing products in the field of unmanned vehicles for many years, including in joint projects. Evocargo is a team of several dozen young scientists, innovators and engineers with vast experience in the field of robotics, industrial computer vision and autonomous vehicles. The company is creating an ecosystem for the transportation of goods using electric highly automated vehicles based on its own smart hardware and software platform. Electric unmanned trucks "Evocargo" allow you to get significant savings and level the human factor when working in closed areas (logistics

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