Yandex Self-Driving Group


An autonomous vehicle is a safe vehicle. It requires no human driver to operate, so you are transported to your destination by a system that never gets tired, distracted, or upset. It’s aware of its surroundings in 360 degrees and detects details that even the most experienced human drivers will miss. 

We began developing our autonomous vehicle system in early 2017, and have been working with world-class engineers to test them on the road since December 2017. Our technology can be applied to any kind of vehicle, making travel safer and more accessible to all.


Yandex and Grubhub Partner for Robot Delivery on US College Campuses

Yandex Self-Driving Group, a leading autonomous vehicles developer, today announced a multi-year partnership with Grubhub, the leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform on college campuses.

10 million kilometers in challenging conditions

This past winter, our team hit a major milestone. Our driverless vehicles surpassed 10 million kilometers (more than 6 million miles) in autonomous mode.

Yandex spins off the self-driving vehicles business 

We become Yandex Self-Driving Group — a new standalone company. Yandex will increase its stake in it to 73% and invest an additional $150 million in our future development.

Yandex expands its self-driving testing to Ann Arbor, Michigan

This is our new location for long-term regular testing, in addition to Moscow and Tel Aviv. Ann Arbor, with its progressive regulatory environment, allows us to take another step towards more autonomy.

Introducing the 4-generation of Yandex self-driving car

In June 2020, we unveiled our fourth-generation self-driving cars, jointly developed with Hyundai Mobis. The latest generation operates on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. 

Yandex.Rover's first commercial deployment

In April 2020, our autonomous delivery robot started to transport documents and other small parcels in Skolkovo, a major tech town in Russia.

Yandex driverless rides at CES 2020

In early 2020, it was the second time Yandex provided autonomous rides with no one behind the wheel for CES guests.

Yandex tests in-house made lidars

Yandex engineers have begun testing own-produced prototypes of lidars. The sensors are currently tested for use in our self-driving cars in Moscow.

Introducing Yandex.Rover, our autonomous delivery robot

In November 2019, we unveiled our first autonomous delivery robot, called Yandex.Rover. It is now operating on the Yandex campus in Moscow, transporting small packages.


We are open to collaboration with businesses, local governments, and schools interested in using and testing autonomous vehicles. Our self-driving cars can safely navigate geofenced areas on roads with light or moderate traffic. They’re equally at home in small cities, university campuses, or on company premises. We are also interested in working with automotive manufacturers and suppliers to bring self-driving vehicles to public market. Please contact us if that should pique your interest.

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Thu Feb 02 2023 16:06:26 GMT+0300 (Moscow Standard Time)