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3rd June 2021

Legislators Show Green Light to Russian AV Industry

The Russian government has issued a detailed plan of legal changes in support of AV testing and the launch of commercial use on public roads, without a safety driver...

By Roma Nazarov

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28th May 2021

Risks from Public Monopolies in the Transport Data Market

Launches of Russian state-owned integrated mobility platforms have given city councils a clear advantage over independent providers. Late last year, I attended a panel at Urban Mobility Forum in...

By Roma Nazarov

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3rd February 2021

Russia Attempts Road Map for AVs

Russian developers of driverless vehicles, intelligent transport systems and geographic information systems agreed to develop a unified format of a AV-specific open-source digital road model. The opening conference, held...

By Roman Nazarov

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18th January 2021

Weekly Brief: Pandemic’s CES has Virtually Nothing to Shout About

Automobiles have been a disrupting force at the Consumer Electronics Show for the past five years. What was once an event primarily dedicated to TVs and telephones became a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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26th October 2020

Russian Giants Square Up in Fight for AV Revenues

Russia’s largest financial holding announced a spin-out of its automotive project SberDigitalAuto and created subsidiary Sber Automotive Technologies (SberAutoTech) on September 4, 2020, the same day as Yandex made...

By Roma Nazarov

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20th October 2020

Russia to Permit Robo-Taxis by 2024

In April, 2020, the big four national AV developers Gaz and Kamaz, Sberbank and Yandex, proposed to the government a draft plan of preparation of legal and technical frameworks...

By Roma Nazarov

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7th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Russian Robots Step into the Global AV Game

First came Google’s Waymo. Next came Baidu’s Apollo. Last week Yandex introduced the latest generation of autonomous vehicle companies powered by search engine giants: the Yandex Self-Driving Group. Yandex...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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31st December 2019

Detroit Driverless Binge to Push Tech and Acceptance

Autonomy will take to the streets next June during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Except, they’re not calling it autonomy. “Automated” is the official term for the...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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30th October 2019

Russian AV Developers Start Collaboration With Hyundai

Hyundai’s parts-and-service arm, Hyundai Mobis, is running its own independent self-driving project M.Billy with a plan to launch robo-taxi services in several Russian smart cities by 2020. No doubt,...

By Roma Nazarov

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23rd July 2019

Reasons Behind Israel’s Rise in Auto Tech

Israel is a small country, its few attempts at car manufacturing ended badly and much of its real estate is desert. It’s really the last place where a thriving...

By Eric Volkman

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18th July 2019

Can Freight Get Uber-ed in Russia?

The online cargo shipping market in Russia is roughly twice as big as that of online taxi booking. So, it’s no wonder that many are attempting to transfer the...

By Roma Nazarov

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12th June 2019

Russian Taxi Crashes Brings Driver Monitoring to Fore

Moscow cabs, including the ones in ride-hailing, caused 25% more serious road accidents in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to the authorities. In an attempt to reverse...

By Roma Nazarov

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