Driverless vehicles help port go green

Gaussin and the Port of Bronka sign the deal to supply driverless, electric vehicles Photo: Gaussin Gaussin and the Port of Bronka sign the deal to supply driverless, electric vehicles Photo: Gaussin

A Russian port is enhancing its green credentials by adding fully electric, autonomous vehicles to its fleet.

The Port of Bronka has signed an agreement with Gaussin for the supply of AIV FULL ELEC 70-tonne driverless electric vehicles.

The AIV - Automative Intelligent Vehicle - is a modular automated vehicle from the ATT range. It has an embedded navigation system and fleet management system to optimise all vehicle movements across the port terminal. Designed to reduce energy consumption and meet space constraints, the AIV has two steering axles and a short turning radius enabling manoeuvres even in small spaces.

This ultra-modern port inaugurated in 2015 is located on the Baltic coast, 40 km away from Saint Petersburg, and has an annual freight capacity of 25 tonnes.

With the addition of these AIVs, the port aims to make the handling of its container flows more efficient whilst addressing the requirements of sustainable development by opting for a fully electric solution.

The agreement, the financial terms of which have not been disclosed, was signed at the Franco-Russian Economic, Financial, Industrial and Trade Council held in Moscow on 10 December 2019 in the presence of the French Minister for the Economy and Finance, Mr Bruno Le Maire, and his Russian counterpart, Mr Maksim Oreshkin.

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