Russia to launch first autonomous tram in Moscow

The company points out that unlike similar solutions for self-driving cars, the new system for rail transport has several “simplifications” that will allow trams to appear on public roads much earlier.

Chief among them is that trams move along an established and rigidly determined trajectory, and don’t have to manoeuvre or change lanes.

In the next two months autonomous tram tests with an operator in the cabin will be held in closed facilities, and after that tests will be conducted at one of the Moscow tram routes.