The Moscow City Duma has approved an experiment with the use of unmanned vehicles in the city. The relevant decision was made by parliamentarians today, on November 24, 2021.
“In connection with the initiative proposal received by the Moscow City Duma ‘On the Establishment of an Experimental Legal Regime in the Field of Digital Innovations for the Operation of Highly Automated Vehicles’ on the territory of the city of Moscow […] to agree with the possibility of establishing this experimental legal regime on the territory of the city of Moscow. To send this protocol decision to the government of Moscow,” the text of the capital’s parliament deputies’ decision states.
As reminded, the draft law on the rules for the use of driverless cars was previously submitted by the Ministry of Transport of Russia. At the plenary session, it was announced by the Deputy Chairman of the Moscow City Duma Stepan Orlov. It is specified that the majority of parliamentarians supported the decision.
Also, an experiment on the pilot operation of unmanned vehicles on highways has already started in Russia. Thus, in Moscow, Yandex plans to launch the first unmanned taxi service in a test mode. In addition, drones will be widely used in cargo transportation. Currently, the Ministry of Transport is preparing to open unmanned cargo transportation on the M-11 Neva highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg and it is also planned to launch unmanned cargo transportation on the M-12 Moscow-Kazan road no later than 2025.
Source: Komsomolskaya Pravda