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Russia’s 1st Driverless Cars To Be Tested In Moscow, Tatarstan In Spring – Deputy Minister

Russia's 1st Driverless Cars To Be Tested In Moscow, Tatarstan In Spring - Deputy Minister

Russia’s first self-driving cars are scheduled to appear on the streets of Moscow and Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan in late April-May as part of the government’s initiative to test autonomous vehicles, Alexander Morozov, Russia’s deputy minister of industry and trade, said on Wednesday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 13th March, 2019) Russia ‘s first self-driving cars are scheduled to appear on the streets of Moscow and Russia ‘s Republic of Tatarstan in late April-May as part of the government ‘s initiative to test autonomous vehicles , Alexander Morozov, Russia ‘s deputy minister of industry and trade, said on Wednesday.

“I think [they will be on the streets] in late April to May ,” the official said.

This time frame was chosen in order to test the driverless cars without the added disadvantage of snow , Morozov explained.

The majority of self-driving cars will belong to Russia ‘s technology company Yandex, which first announced its self-driving car project in May 2017 .

According to Dmitry Polishchuk, head of the Yandex.Taxi Self-Driving Project, Yandex is one of the few global companies that have the technological capacity to turn the project into reality. In January , the company exhibited one of its first driverless cars at the Consumer Electronics Show convention in Las Vegas , demonstrating its capabilities in the field through test drives.

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