Yandex

7th July 2022

Russia’s AV Industry Hit Hard by War Sanctions

Several Russian driverless projects have been shuttered and others are facing hurdles caused by economic sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine. Four months before, TU-Automotive reported that Yandex anticipated...

By Roma Nazarov

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6th July 2022

Yandex Algorithm Pricing Hopes to Defuse Criticism

Since February this year, users of Yandex’s ride-hailing app are shown a demand index. A color indicator on the app’s main screen helps to determine the trip price before...

By Roma Nazarov

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20th May 2022

Car-Sharing Benefits from Car Sales Slump

In April 2022, new car sales in Russia slumped by 80% from February’s level, even a greater fall than the Covid-related sales crash in 2020. However, the picture is...

By Roma Nazarov

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15th December 2021

Accusations of Ride-Hailing Monopoly in the EAEU

Ride-hailing companies stifle competition in the taxi markets of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).  This is the bottom line under this year’s investigation by the...

By Roma Nazarov

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16th November 2021

Russian AV expansion Shows Regulators Must be On-Board

Russian AV developer, Yandex, has partnered with Moscow in two new driverless pilots, both starting later this year. The company is expanding its driverless ambitions to trams, starting with...

By Roma Nazarov

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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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