“Gazprom oil” launched an unmanned electric vehicle for the delivery of goods in the field in the Khanty-Greenamerica Alexandrov | 30.10.2020
“Gazprom Neft” has started pilot operation of unmanned electric vehicle “GAZelle NEXT” on the southern part of the Priobskoye field in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous district-Yugra.
Development and configuration of machines is carried out by experts of “GAZ Group” and Nizhny Novgorod state technical University. R. E. Alekseev.
The car is fully Autonomous and move according to a pre-digitized routes. The warehouse clerk prepares an online order on the movement of goods and selects the destination.
The system automatically detects the nearest vehicle, points it at loading and further along the route. After completing the task, the UAV is returned to the warehouse or to the place
Parking. One controller can control movement of 10-15 drones.
The possibility of “GAZel NEXT” tested in the real world: robotic transport transports goods to and from production facilities on infield roads along with other
members of the movement. In the software used artificial intelligence algorithms, which allow the machine to move safely on different road surfaces, even
in the absence of road markings.
It is expected that the use of unmanned vehicles will reduce the cost of transportation by 15%, increase the feed speed of the vehicle and to provide round-the-clock safe working.
According to the results of pilot testing of “Gazprom Neft” will take a decision on completion of the project and the full implementation of technology in 2021
The development of unmanned vehicles in Ugra has become one of the key directions in cooperation between the company “Gazprom Neft” and the Government of KHMAO — Yugra. In August
2020, the parties entered into a cooperation agreement in the field of unmanned vehicles, unmanned aircraft and use of software and hardware
complexes on the basis of artificial intelligence. The document defines the main directions of collaboration of the parties in the field of testing and subsequent introduction of unmanned
transportation within the County. The cooperation also aims to expand opportunities to use digital technologies, including artificial intelligence
in logistics operations and other areas of the company’s activities in the region.
The tests GAZelle NEXT place in several stages: the first in April 2020 “Gazpromneft-Supply” tested functionality and safety of the vehicle
on the commercial roads of South-Priobskoe oilfield, developed by “Gazpromneft-Khantos”. In September — November, 2020 is the end of experimental-industrial
mode with performing specific business tasks.
Technical characteristics allow to operate the machine continuously around the clock.
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