Also during the tests, the train was attended by the General Director of Russian Railways, Oleg Belozerov. The functionary noted that during this event, the company successfully worked out the third level of vehicle movement in unmanned mode out of four stipulated by international standards.
In addition, Belozerov emphasized that the new electric trains use exclusively domestic systems. And the appearance of unmanned "Swallows" on the Moscow Central Ring can be expected as early as 2021.
Today, all Russian passenger trains on public roads are operated by drivers. However, according to the director of Russian Railways, the latter should not worry about the appearance of unmanned vehicles with a machine vision system. In this case, human labor will still remain in demand, changes will affect only the functional responsibilities of the driver.