Yandex introduced an unmanned vehicle with a fourth level of autonomy
Yandex announced the release of the fourth generation unmanned vehicle based on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.
Today, the Russian Internet giant has published a video showing some of the capabilities of the new product. As part of a joint project, the Hyundai Mobis team modified the Sonata electrical control units for more efficient interaction with the autopilot, and Yandex improved cameras, radars and lidars..
The new model was equipped with three additional cameras with different focal lengths, installed a radar system on the roof and moved the lidars to the front fenders to improve visibility. According to the developers, these changes allow the system «see» pedestrians and vehicles, even in difficult situations, such as when they enter the carriageway from an alley or turn into a busy street.
Yandex plans to add 100 unmanned Hyundai Sonata with the fourth level of autonomy to its fleet by the end of this year. They will join the current hundred Toyota Prius in the robotic taxi service in Innopolis and research activities in Michigan.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: YouTube / Yandex.Taxi