Yandex conquers U.S.: Russian robotaxi will launch on the roads of Detroit

Яндекс покоряет США: российские роботакси запустят на дорогах Детройта

Russian Internet giant was one of the headliners in the field of Autonomous driving, and is recognized even on the other side of the ocean. Already in 2020, the Yandex will provide unmanned transfers to the oldest auto show in the USA.

The Department of transportation of the state of Michigan, United States, has chosen the Russian company Yandex as a supplier and operator of unmanned vehicles during the North American international auto show NAIAS 2020 in Detroit. From 6 to 21 Jun 2020 robotaxi Yandex will carry out transfers to and from “downtown” to the venue with fixed stops on the route.

In addition, the Russian Internet giant in the Michigan project Mobility Challenge will involve four companies, which will bring to the streets of “motor City” its unmanned shuttles is Continental, NAVYA, Local Motors and Smart Cone.

As unmanned taxi by Russians will be used Hyundai Sonata new generation. This business sedan, by the way, has not even officially appeared in Russia, and Yandex has managed to equip it with systems of Autonomous driving. But the Americans, this Korean car is already familiar.

On the roads of Detroit will operate a total of 10 unmanned “Sonatas”, and this project will be the largest demonstration of Autonomous mobility technologies from Yandex. Although not the first: earlier its drones, the Russian Internet giant was shown in the framework of the authoritative exhibition of electronics CES-2019.

Moreover, Yandex is the first in Europe launched regular service robotaxi. The residents of the innovation center “SKOLKOVO” up to this moment has made more than 4,000 unmanned trips to the cluster.
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