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President Vladimir Putin use driverless transportation buses at the World Cup in the city of Kazan

Silicon Valley are pushing hard to release driverless vehicles and we know Google is in front of that revolution. But they are not alone. Russia is also in front of that revolution, and President Vladimir Putin are highly supporting driverless vehicles.

Russia has launched their new driverless transportation buses at the World Cup in the city of Kazan, and Russia`s truck maker are showing the world their technology skills. So far, their unmanned vehicles are banned on the open road, so they will travel only 650 meters.

(KamAZ «shuttle» is a bus with the autopilot on electricity. It was first presented at the Moscow International Automobile Salon in 2016)

The truck maker is KAMAZ PJSC, which is co-owned by German automaker Daimler AG and Rostec. KAMAZ is taking the fans from Kazan`s meeting point to the Kazan Arena. The driverless buses will drive on an empty road with no traffic which is surrounded by a light fence to keep away animals and pedestrians.

KAMAZ demonstrated the first autonomous electric bus a few days ago, according to the company. The unmanned M2 category small-class SHATL (Wide Adaptive Transport Logistics) vehicle, developed by KAMAZ in cooperation with NAMI, is intended for hard-surface roads, using data from digital maps, navigation systems and technical vision organs.

«Electric and unmanned vehicles are currently amongst the main directions of development in Russian engineering industry», as stated by the general director of KAMAZ Sergei Kogogin. «SHATL is our latest development, upon the example of which, the main trends in car manufacturing may follow.

KAMAZ is only one of our unique driverless vehicle models. Specialists in KAMAZ are actively working on such models at the moment, within the framework of the development of intelligent transport systems.»

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What`s up in the auto industry?

If people have jobs and wages with great income, they will spend money on things. One sector to look for is the auto industry. I wrote an article about the auto industry in December last year, and GM said the auto industry was up 75% since 2009.

In 2009, the auto sales was only 10,4 million vehicles, but skyrocketed to as much as 18,2 million in December 2015, which was the highest level since 2001. But what now?

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(Picture: Mercedes-Benz patent)

 

We know there is a fear in the market and so is it in the auto industry. The GM stocks are down and look very cheap at the moment. GM is trading at around $28, which is near multi-year lows and that is after GM has smashed Q4 earnings.

Low interest rate and cheap gasoline have without doubt been extremely good for GM. They sold a lot of trucks and SUV`s which turned the automaker to beat the analysts estimates. Both on revenue and earnings and posted a record net profit of $9,7 billion for 2015.

Not only that. GM promised to do it even better in the next quarter. How in the world can GM say that, and what makes GM`s reward for outperforming in a market where most of the other blue chips cut costs and fire workers to hold the stock up?

German automaker Daimler AG is down about 4% (11 am) so far on thursday followed by a lackluster earnings report and a weaker outlook for 2016. They said 2015 was a strong year, but investors are jumping off the wagon as they warned that the earnings and sales growth in 2016 are likely to fall.

Dieter Zetsche said that Daimler expects growth in China to be slower in 2016. China is Daimler`s biggest market and their sale rose 41% in 2015. Despite expected slower growth in China, Zetsche belive they can achieve market share gains.

The auto industry is not as bad as the oil industry. Low gasoline prices is good for the auto industry and bad for the oil industry. BP announced earnings and its profits crashed 91%! At the same time, Daimler increased their dividends from €2,45 to €3,25 which is the highest ever.

Zetsche also said that big things will happen for Daimler in 2016.

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