An Arctic bus successfully passed rough terrain tests.
The bus covered more than 900 kilometers in 10 days. Specialists controlled the vehicle’s behaviour during the tests. The bus also overcame a three-meter trench filled with a meter of water. Now the bus will have to pass acceptance testing at the Ural Automobile Plant.
This project is being fulfilled by South Ural State University jointly with Bauman Moscow State Technical University, and their industrial partner the Ural Automobile Plant in Russia.
The bus is designed to carry passengers in the Arctic region. It can handle the operation even at 50 degrees below zero and has a top speed of 90 km/h. The low-pressure, full-section tyres are specially designed for Arctic conditions and offer increased flotation over snow drifts and sticky ground. The serial production is expected to begin in 2024.