In may, the drones of “Yandex” will appear on the streets of Moscow

At the end of 2016 the company “Yandex” has started the development of its own automated driving. All the while her drones were tested inside a special polygons, but in may they will appear on the roads of Moscow. This will be done in the framework of the experiment to release Autonomous vehicles, on the basis of which a special Commission will develop standards for a new industry.

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In addition to “Yandex,” the development of UAVs engaged in six other companies, but that its cars will be first to appear on the roads of Moscow. The autopilot system will be installed on serial models of Hyundai and Kia, but in the future the company intends to provide its software and hardware and other manufacturers.

According to the head of the group of companies “Yandex” Arkady Volozh, they created the technology of Autonomous driving has already proven its reliability. Cars have already been tested in Moscow, tel Aviv and Las Vegas, and it can learn how to drive on the roads of other cities. General Director of “Yandex.Taxi” Tigran khudaverdyan is confident that they have reached the level of Google and Uber, and Russia has all chances to become a leader in this industry. Until the end of 2019, the company wants to expand its fleet of drones up to 100 cars.

The experiment will continue until March 1, 2022, the cars of different companies will appear on the roads of Moscow and Kazan. In the early stages of driving will be the test, which in case of danger will be able to take it over. But the developers hope that the car will be as independent and on their basis it will be possible to create services for unmanned and cargo taxi.

A similar service already in 2020 plans to launch a Tesla — it has developed a system of Full Self-Driving (FSD) Hardware 3 for driving without human intervention. The company “Yandex” also works on this system in conjunction with the Hundai — it is expected that the driver will require only the inclusion of vehicle and indication of the endpoint of the route.

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