Watch: Robotaxi, a driverless taxi with no driver behind the wheel

Watch: Robotaxi, a driverless taxi with no driver behind the wheel

Yandex, the Russsian Internet giant is offering robotaxi rides that are not only self-driving, but there is no driver behind the wheel at all. The company launched its first self-driving prototype in May 2017.

Marques K. Brownlee, a popular America YouTuber known for his technology-focused videos has recently shared a video clip on his Instagram account in which he is seen travelling in Yandex driverless taxi.

He posted the video with the caption “Bruh. This is a completely driverless taxi cruising the streets of Las Vegas with iPad Pros visualizing what the radar and lidar are seeing. The future is coming.”

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Yandex has developed its own autonomous driverless cars for use as taxis. The first model available to the public is a heavily modified Toyota Prius with three lidar units, six radar units, and six cameras and a GNSS sensor for navigation, with Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs using a Linux operating system.

Yandex Taxi initiated the first self-driving taxi service in Europe. It is used by approximately 200 Russian taxi companies that operate approximately 20 thousand cabs.