The director of Moskvich, Dmitry Pronin, in a recent interview with Inzhenium, explained why the conveyor at the Moscow plant, formerly owned by Renault, could not be launched for a long time.
It turned out that the equipment of the plant was disconnected from the software after the departure of the French company, and the new owners simply could not quickly replace the software.
The worst thing was that even the equipment that was at the factory was disconnected from the software and we had to restore it bit by bit, replacing it with domestic software, making our own software. Even seemingly simple robots all worked on software control, which is integrated into Renault. When the codes were cut, everything stopped
Thus, the new owners simply did not have any opportunity to initially start production on the conveyor.