Cabless KAMAZ-3373 "Shuttle" was shown in motion

Cabless KamAZ-3373 "Shuttle" was first demonstrated in motion. The corresponding YouTube video was published by the developer the day before.

Recall that for the first time the KamAZ concern spoke about an unusual drone at the beginning of the year. The concept provides for complete autonomy, and therefore there is no cab in the car. According to the developers, the eight-meter "van on wheels" will be able to transport loads up to 10 tons, developing a speed of up to 40 km / h.

Now the video released reveals some additional details about the unmanned Shuttle. In particular, the video demonstrates the ability of KamAZ-3373 to perform a turn along the minimum radius. At the same time, the concern claims that their brainchild will also be able to move in "crab mode".

During the demonstration of the prototype, some technical characteristics were also announced. For example, an empty "Shuttle" has a mass of 19 tons, the power reserve of a unique Russian truck is 50 km, and charging 60-watt batteries takes 5 hours.

It is worth noting that KamAZ-3373 received another indisputable advantage. Thanks to the even distribution of sensors, the symmetry of the lighting fixtures and the same load on each axle, either side of the truck can be either front or rear. Moreover, loading can also be done from both sides.

Representatives of the domestic auto concern say that the platform will support not only the installation of an onboard van, but also a dump body. Moreover, the developer has provided for the option of coupling several "Chelnoks" to create self-driving road trains.

It is assumed that the unmanned KamAZ-3373 will be presented early next year.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 9 November 2020 12: 09
    A very interesting concept of the machine and already "in hardware", and NOT "on paper (in a cartoon)"! good
    Especially self-driving road trains from such universal transport modules!
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 9 November 2020 12: 42
    Cruising range of 50 km? Should I be delighted?
    60 watt batteries? 60 watts is not the brightest incandescent light bulb. And batteries are characterized by voltage and capacity.
    What is this all about?
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 9 November 2020 18: 41
    The first time I didn't even bother to watch the video. Two digits were enough.
    Now I decided to figure it out.
    Well, 60 watts and 60 KILO watts still have a slight difference, you must agree.
    However, when adult men, positioning themselves as specialists, talk about 60 kW batteries, this is somewhat alarming.
    60 kW says something about the engine power of this crew. I don't know if this is good or bad, but at least the phrase makes sense. We have an 81,576 horsepower engine. You can at least discuss whether this is good or bad.
    In order to understand what I'm talking about, I propose to conduct an experiment. Go to a store that sells batteries and ask for a 10 kilowatt battery. Well, or 5. The seller will look at you with a dull look (feverishly deciding whether you are trolling him or just some kind of check on working with customers, if there are any now) and politely (if you are lucky) ask you to say what voltage you need the battery and what capacity. Ie: how many volts and how many amperes / hours. Without these two numbers, you will not get anything from him except irritation in his voice, with a gradual transition to personal insults.
    About 15 years ago (I still have not forgotten) one of my wife's work colleagues went to buy a car. One. She later spoke with a laugh. I brought the sellers to hysteria, and myself to tears. Then, having calmed down a bit, the sellers (there were a lot of them) asked: girl, can you just tell me what kind of car you want? There was an answer, a cry from the heart: Blue.
    The girl is forgivable, she is blonde (true), but from the experts I would like to hear something different.
    Well, 50 km, as a power reserve. For 2 work shifts? In my opinion, even in the regional center, it is rather weak to deliver goods across Pyaterochka.
    As an experimental model purely for obtaining a patent - it will do.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 10 November 2020 08: 40
      Drone shopping? you can erect monuments to carriers in magnets and pyatyorochka. No one will give way to this pribluda, but for the territories of enterprises it will do. Carry iron from shop to shop.