Transport is the economic fibre of the country. We can’t move forward without developing and digitalizing transport. […] Unmanned vehicles are the biggest breakthrough initiative. Whether we like it or not, I think that all types of transport will become unmanned in the next ten years. [...] We hope that by the end of 2023 or, perhaps, in the first quarter of 2024, we will already be able to launch unmanned cargo traffic on the M-11 highway. Of course, we won’t limit ourselves to that. […] A drone doesn’t break the rules and doesn’t need to rest. […] Another one of our initiatives is a green digital corridor for passengers. I hope that in the next two or three years you won’t have to present your passport or boarding pass when boarding a plane, train, or other mode of transport. […] Your face will be your passport, your ticket, and your boarding pass. The third initiative is seamless freight logistics. [...] Freight carriers will finally be able to issue a waybill electronically. […] This year we plan to launch a situational information centre of the Ministry of Transport built on the most modern standards. Based on this model, I think similar situational centres will appear in all regions and even, perhaps, in municipalities by 2030. Another one of our initiatives is digitalization for transport security and the use of artificial intelligence systems to prevent all kinds of unauthorized interference in the transport industry. We hope that it will be much safer to travel around the country. And the last initiative is digital twins for transport infrastructure facilities — Kirill Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
A self-driving car is not exactly the future, it’s a reality. The US already has a completely autonomous taxi service. A person orders a car through an application, it arrives without a driver, and the person uses it — Anton Shingarev, Director of Corporate Relations, Yandex.
Unmanned transport is our top priority, but as we move towards it, we still have to solve a lot of practical tasks that will enable us to make the service convenient for our citizens and businesses. Of all the positive effects that are expected from the introduction of unmanned vehicles, I believe that safety is key. Unmanned vehicles are what could radically increase road safety — Igor Milashevsky, Chief Executive Officer, GLONASS.