Yandex autonomous car has completed the journey from Moscow to Kazan

Yandex autonomous car has completed the journey from Moscow to Kazan

RusAutoNews.Com – The autonomous car, developed by Yandex.Taxi has completed its first large distance journey, travelling from Moscow to Kazan, as reported by the company press office. The vehicle has covered 780 km. Most of the route ran through the federal highway M7 Volga.

The vehicle has completed the journey in 11 hours, observing the speed limits on the route.

The mission of the trip was to test the automobile on country roads, in a variety of conditions. The quality of asphalt and markings has changed during the journey. The track has also narrowed and expanded at times. The weather wasn’t stable either, sunshine followed by rain. The automobile has run both in daylight and night time.

The autonomous car has collected data on road conditions during the trip, to be used in further developments in the technology. The tests will be held all year round, including winter. The automobiles will be used on public roads, following the completion of tests on closed routes.