Yandex to showcase self-driving technology at CES 2020
New Delhi: Technology provider Yandex will showcase the self-driving technology at CES 2020. The company will demonstrate the technology on public roads around the Hard Tock hotel, during the tech event.
Yandex also informed that post CES 2020, it will provide autonomous taxi service with an expanded fleet of self-driving vehicles for the visitors of the North American International Auto Show scheduled in June 2020.
As Yandex informs, the demo autonomous technology-enabled Toyota Prius sedans in Las Vegas will perform unprotected left turns, navigate around multilane streets and crosswalks in heavy traffic at speeds up to 72 kmph.
Commenting on this, Dmitry Polishchuk, head of Yandex Self-Driving, said, “We’re excited to be back in the US at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas for the second year in a row. The technology in our autonomous cars has improved tremendously as we accumulated over 1.5 million autonomous miles in diverse conditions.”
He also said, “Constantly driving our cars in challenging environments in Russia, Israel, and the US improves their safety, navigation capabilities, and adaptability to diverse driving conditions. We look forward to providing an advanced autonomous riding experience in Las Vegas this week. Looking ahead, we will be bringing our public robo-taxi service to the June 2020 North American International Auto Show.”
Yandex’s self-driving fleet has grown from 10 vehicles to more than 100 since CES 2019. The company also claims that its vehicles have covered 1,500,000 autonomous miles and provided over 5,000 robo-taxi rides with no driver behind the wheel.