Skolkovo teams up with KAMAZ

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The three powerhouses of innovation this week launched a competition among Skolkovo residents –also open to startups and organizations outside the ecosystem – named Electrochemistry 2015. It runs through December. A corresponding conference will be held at the Skolkovo Innovation Center in October.

“There are 15-17 companies which successfully work in this sphere only in Skolkovo,” Grachev said. “We are glad to see that KAMAZ is interested in these technologies and wants to become a partner of our competition and formulate the developments it needs.”

“The Skolkovo Foundation needs a long-term program whose goal is a creating innovative products that the Russian and world markets need,” added Grachev. “The partnership between Russian energy startups and such companies like KAMAZ and Panasonic is economically beneficially for all contractual parties. And it is important to note that the R&D centers of both companies work at the Skolkovo Innovative Center.”

KAMAZ is the biggest Russian truck manufacturer and is entering the new market of electric buses – a growing trend in Europe. As part of the competition, KAMAZ will present a special prize in the traction battery category in December.

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Russian cities to be able to test new fire KAMAZ

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Experts from Neftekamsk, Ufa, Samara, Togliatti, Saratov, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Podolsk, Novorossiysk will appreciate the possibility of a new fire KAMAZ equipped with extinguishing system HIROMAX.

During the rally in the Russian cities it will visit the regional offices of the Russian Emergencies Ministry and specialized fire-rescue units EMERCOM of Russia, which will be presented fire engine AC-3, 0-40 (43502) with the system HIROMAX. It is produced at NEFAZ, a subsidiary of KAMAZ in Neftekamsk.

Features of the machine will be demonstrated at venues during training with the participation of heads of extinguishing fire services and fire brigades.

Russia’s first unmanned truck ready for tests

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During the tests near Moscow, a wide range of exercises are planned, including motorcades, remote-controlled tests, driving along a designated route, and driving solely based on the data from the onboard cameras and GPS/GLONASS equipment.

Russian truck-manufacturing company KamAZ is ready to start testing its first self-driving vehicle, company’s press-office reported.

The first prototype has already been built and delivered to a testing range in Noginsk, near Moscow.

The autopilot gear was mounted on a truck in May, according to the report.

Unmanned KAMAZ already being tested

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The press service of KAMAZ announced that next week on the track is a closed polygon in Noginsk situated near Moscow will start testing the first UAV co-production KAMAZ, “VIST Group” and Cognitive Technologies. Earlier in Naberezhnye Chelny truck passed predpolojenie tests have confirmed the build quality and the performance of all systems.

Installation of equipment on the first unmanned KAMAZ ended in early may in the scientific and technical center of KAMAZ. Serial KAMAZ-5350 installed components necessary for practicing different modes of Autonomous driving: radar, lidar (active optical sensor that emits laser beams toward a target during the movement of transport), video cameras, communication systems and onboard computers. Was assembled mobile remote control joystick, with which you can control the car.

Kamaz interested in organization of assembly production in China

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OJSC Kamaz (MOEX: KMAZ) is interested in the organization of automobile assembly plant in China, Kamaz CEO Sergei Kogogin told journalists.

“Today we are seriously looking at China, where clusters for the production of automobile components have already been created, which we are already using for Russian production in Naberezhnye Chelny. Of course, in this case we will strive to make production, to work on those sites in order to avoid forex risks,” he said, underlining that this concerned the possibility of organizing production there.

He said that Kamaz is increasing its export activity in order to mitigate the negative effects on the domestic market. “We are seriously counting on large contracts, which were prepared for the last six months,” the CEO said. “We will conduct work in the north of South America – Venezuela, Columbia, Peru. Mainly our products there are connected with the bus program, we are actively selling bus chasses. It turns out that we began to fill the niche for 10-meter buses there,” he said.

Russian Southern Military District Special Task Force units received another batch of Kamaz 63968 Typhoons

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According to the rearming plan of the Southern Military District, another 30 Typhoons armored vehicles were set into service of the Special Task Force units located in Rostov region. Typhoon is a unique armored vehicle which is capable to protect personnel after explosion of device up to 8 kg of TNT under the vehicle. The vehicle is designed composite body armor (ceramic and steel) in order to provide protection against armor-piercing incendiary rounds.

KAMAZ offers its potential customers to test-drive vehicles of new model range

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KAMAZ offers its potential customers to test-drive vehicles of the new model range with Daimler components.
The test drive is organized to demonstrate technical and riding characteristics of new KAMAZ vehicles. If earlier an opportunity to test KAMAZ’s new products was given mostly to journalists and test drivers, now this service is available to everyone at dealerships of KAMAZ. Sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle, a client will get acquainted with the novelty and be able to personally evaluate all of its performance characteristics (running on the road, economy, a driver’s comfort, etc.).
The dealer will be able to provide a client with a KAMAZ for a short-term test drive – a short travel behind the wheel in the presence of the dealership’s employee (the client should have a commercial driver’s license), and for long-term testing – up to a month. For the long-term test drive, the potential customer and the dealer usually conclude a contract for a lease of a vehicle without a crew. Thus, for a nominal charge, a transport company can add a new-generation KAMAZ to its fleet on a temporary basis and use it along with other vehicles.

Cuban delegation visited KAMAZ

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The Cuban delegation consisting of the Deputy Minister of Industry of the Republic of Cuba Adriana Barcelo Permian and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Cuba in Russia Emilio Lozada Garcia visited KAMAZ.

KAMAZ was represented by Deputy Director General of KAMAZ sales and service Paul Kanichev, management of Foreign Trade Company KAMAZ. The guests visited the car plant, where they got acquainted with the work of the main assembly line and engine plant and located on its territory joint venture “CUMMINS KAMA”. Then the delegation visited the place-based team “KAMAZ-master”, where the guests had the opportunity to talk to the drivers and see the legendary sports KAMAZ trucks.

Angola Interested in Localization of Assembly of Kamaz, Ural and Gaz Automobiles

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Angola is interested in the localization of the assembly of Kamaz, Ural and GAZ automobiles, the draft protocol of the third meeting of the Russian-Angolan intergovernmental commission on economic, scientific and technical cooperation and trade, with which Interfax became familiar, said.

OJSC Kamaz expressed interest in supplies of Russian-made automobile equipment and spare parts to Angola, and also in the organization of maintenance services. At the same time Angola expressed interest in the organization of assembly production on the territory of Angola together with Angolan partners.

Due to news from Europe shares “KAMAZ” soared

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Shares of “KAMAZ” soared by almost 13% on Wednesday morning February, 25 due to the news that the European Commission has allowed the German automaker Daimler to expand cooperation with the Russian Kama Automobile Plant.

On the Moscow stock exchange price of the shares of “KAMAZ” has jumped to 36 rubles apiece (+ 12.8%) – the highest since August 2014, and then to 10:37 corrected to 35.5 rubles (+ 11.3%), writes Interfax.

According to Deutsche Welle, the agency in Brussels approved the creation of a German-Russian joint venture to manufacture trucks. This project does not violate European law on freedom of competition, the European Commission said on the eve of it.