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Russia’s Yandex Aims to Double Self-Driving Fleet With Hyundai

  • Yandex plans to add 100 of the self-driving cars this year
  • Detroit tests will go ahead even after car show canceled
Yandex self-driving car.
Yandex self-driving car.Photographer: KIRILL KEYLIN

Yandex NV will test a driverless car it developed with Hyundai Motor Co. in Detroit as the Russian technology giant makes plans to approximately double its fleet of self-driving vehicles.

Yandex plans to buy 100 of the cars, which are souped-up versions of Hyundai’s Sonata, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The test-drives, which had been planned around the now-canceled Detroit Auto Show, will commence on public roads in the city once lockdown restrictions are lifted, it said.