Russian Company Launches First Driverless Car in Moscow

“Today we are excited to have advanced our technology to safely navigate the challenges of public streets and winter weather,” Yandex said in an online press release Friday.

The road-test video demonstration shows the driverless car “managing interactions with traffic, pedestrians, parked vehicles and other road hazards on snowy streets.”

Yandex said that Moscow’s bad traffic and crowded streets offered a great testing ground for the driverless vehicle, “challenging it with both high traffic volumes and diverse weather and seasonal changes.”