KAMAZ WITH BEELINE SUPPORT INTRODUCES INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT AND INFORMATION SYSTEM

13
Nov
2019

November 11, 2019, Moscow – KAMAZ PTC and VimpelCom PTC (Beeline brand) begin to introduce into commercial operation the implemented project – intelligent transport information system (ITIS-KAMAZ). An agreement on cooperation in this direction was signed between a specialized subsidiary of KAMAZ PTC – KAMAZ Innovation center (SKOLKOVO) and the telecommunications operator Beeline.

KAMAZ trucks equipped with on-Board information system (BIS) with access to Beeline multimedia services and integrated with intelligent transport information system (ITIS-KAMAZ) will appear on Russian roads. For KAMAZ vehicles of the new generation K5, remote interaction (remote start of the heater, monitoring of the vehicle systems, etc.) will become possible, which will open up additional opportunities for KAMAZ PTC to create value propositions for its customers and implement new services that increase the efficiency of vehicle operation. In other words, the implemented intelligent systems become a marketplace of additional services of KAMAZ PTC.

On-Board information system (BIS) will allow drivers to follow the planned course, not to get bored on the road or during the rest period, thanks to multimedia capabilities (music, video, radio) and content services Beeline, as well as always stay in touch with colleagues and family, no matter how far they were from home.

Sergey Nazarenko, chief innovative designer of cars of KAMAZ:

«BIS allows to carry out primary diagnostics of the car, to register for maintenance and to be sure of support of the dispatcher in case of emergency situations. ITIS-KAMAZ will optimize logistics processes and improve workflow control».

He also noted that the SYSTEM is integrated with the satellite monitoring system of transport ITIS-KAMAZ, which allows to increase the efficiency of the fleet by 20%. This is possible by reducing fuel costs, controlling the quality of driving, assessing the parameters of vehicles, as well as by optimizing logistics, including the use of fast ways to exchange information between the logistician and the driver online.

The partners plan to continue cooperation on the development of ITIS-KAMAZ and BIS. For drivers, this will open up a number of new opportunities not previously available in trucks, including access to content services and Wi-Fi in the workplace through a specialized portal Connected Car Beeline. This is the first element of the Beeline Connected Car concept.

Alexander Khomutinnikov, head of M2M/IOT Department VimpelCom:

«The joint project with KAMAZ allows us to speak about the leadership of Beeline in the Connected Car industry among operators and integrators in Russia. KAMAZ decided to use the development of our company in creating a unique product for its customers. With the direct participation of Beeline by the end of 2020, about 80 000 thousand new Connected cars will be released to the Russian market».

Within the framework of the Connected Car concept, a number of solutions are being developed for vehicles connected by the vehicle-to-everything model. This involves the creation of a wireless network with all possible communication systems of the car. The introduction of technology will allow cars not only to exchange information with other vehicles, infrastructure and other mobile devices, but also to be in constant contact with the ecosystem of auxiliary services of the automaker. For such connected cars, Beeline will provide high-quality multidisciplinary communication throughout Russia, taking into account the requirements of individual telematics and media services of the car.

A ROBOTIZED KAMAZ IS CREATED

7
Nov
2019

KAMAZ PTC, VIST Group (“Tsifra” Group of Companies) and Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan) completed a large international project to create the KAMAZ-5490 NEO robotic truck tractor.

To implement the project, KAMAZ provided one of the new popular cars in the company’s product range – KAMAZ-5490 NEO. At the first stage of the project, the employees of the VIST Group company unit responsible for robotic systems, partially refitted the car and prepared it for  autonomous movement. The truck has a set of systems for providing autonomous movement, a significant part of which is the company’s own development. For safe movement and scanning of the environment, the car was equipped with lidars, radars and a positioning system of the Continental, Quanergy, Trimble world’s leading manufacturers. 

As part of the first stage tests were performed at a special training ground located on the territory of the Skolkovo innovation center.

“For the VIST Group, the truck tractor is a new unmanned platform that increases our competencies in the field of robotic technology. Interest in the introduction of unmanned transport among industrial enterprises is increasing, which allows us to offer more comprehensive solutions for their digitalization,” commented Dmitry Vladimirov, CEO of VIST Group.

At the second stage of the project specialists from Nazarbayev University joined the completion of an unmanned tractor at a test site in Kazakhstan. Developers from Kazakhstan added a computer vision system to the functionality of the car which allows the car to recognize various objects – people, animals, road fences, markings, as well as independently rebuild the route taking into account the detour of these obstacles.

“The project is unique in the context of Kazakhstan and partly even ambitious, but so far it is a question of technology transfer and development of competencies. Despite the fact that the project is quite complex and high-tech all the tasks were carried out in close collaboration with the engineers of VIST Group. The project team has about 20 people, most of whom are students, undergraduates and doctoral students of Nazarbayev University. The accumulated experience will become the basis for further development in the field of unmanned vehicles, both in terms of research and in terms of potential generation of know-hows and commercialization of technology,” commented Zhandos Isenbaev, the project supervisor.

The development of robots in the truck class will make it possible to use them for transporting goods inside industrial facilities, as well as implement comprehensive programs for the digitalization of enterprises, which are handled by the Digital Group of Companies, the KAMAZ’s partner.

 

REFERENCE SITE FOR THE K5 CARS PRODUCTION

31
Oct
2019

The KAMAZ press and frame factory was granted the right to participate in welding and stamp parts of the cab for the new model range – the KAMAZ-54901 automobile.

In order to master the production of the carcass, a stamping and welding workshop for cab parts was created. Organization of production here was organized as safe as possible. There are resistance welding machines, electrical welding posts and robotic cells, as well as technical quality control posts on a compact platform.

There is no limit to perfection and after two years   a number of improvements in this area have carried out. The special stand contains detailed instructions on the principle of “3 NOTs” for defect-free production organizing, ready-made products with tags with brand designations are brought to the sample stand.

Also, innovations were introduced at the site to increase labor productivity. So, for example, in order for the machine to work on resistance welding, they did not overload the working part of the electrode, which had to be spent on cooling. Attention is paid to working conditions as well. Special trolleys have already been made that reduce the load on welders when storing parts in containers. There are other ideas that will also help to increase the labor efficiency.

For now there is the development of new products of the K5 generation. The start of mass production is scheduled for the next year. By the time of launch, the site should grow to a premium standard, because KAMAZ-54901 belongs to it, for which products are manufactured here.