‘Russia’s Silicon Valley’ jockeys for robotaxi leadership

Megan Lampinen speaks to Yandex, the Russian technology giant, about its advances in autonomous ride-hailing

Russian technology giant Yandex is emerging as a serious contender on the autonomous driving front. The company has spent the past 20 years building a reputation in the IT segment, where it is perhaps best known for its popular search engine. In fact, as of July this year it was bigger—just slightly—than Google in its home market. More recently it began expanding into adjacent segments, including Internet commerce, ride-sharing and autonomous driving….

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