Yandex hopes to start testing more than 100 of its self-driving cars on roads by the end of this year. The company already has a fleet of 90 cars, 35 of which are being tested on Moscow’s roads with a Yandex engineer present in the vehicle.
“We plan to further increase the fleet, by as much as even a thousand cars. We can produce the first thousand cars fairly quickly within one and half and two years,” Dmitry Polishchuk, head of Yandex’s self-driving car division, told Reuters in an interview last week.
Yandex said to Reuters that a single car costs 6.5 million roubles ($98,000).