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Yandex is to start self-driving taxi service in Russia


Russia’s Yandex has taken its self-driving endeavors above and beyond, propelling a self-driving ride-hailing service in the college city of Innopolis, Russia. The organization guarantees it’s the first such service to dispatch in Europe. For the present, there will be two self-driving vehicles in activity and they’ll give rides to particular areas, for example, the college, the stadium and private squares, for nothing. A security specialist will ride in the passenger seat and around 100 individuals have consented to test the administration.

Yandex divulged a model of its self-driving Prius a year ago. The organization says that later on, it intends to extend its driverless ride-hailing administration, including more goals and vehicles and expelling the safety rider.

A little information about the company, Yandex N.V. is a multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related products and services, including search and information services, eCommerce, transportation, navigation, mobile applications, and online advertising.

Yandex said in a statement Tuesday that the tests in Innopolis are the first in Europe where people can order a driverless car for their routine needs.

Yandex in February posted footage of its taxi unit’s autonomous Toyota Prius navigating several kilometers in central Moscow during light rain and -6 Celsius (21 Fahrenheit) temperatures. The Russian company’s ultimate goal is to achieve functionality such that no steering wheel, brake pedal or human is required in order for a car to reach a destination.

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