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Russia: This Moscow based company aims to build self-driving cars for ‘real roads’02:06

Russia: This Moscow based company aims to build self-driving cars for ‘real roads’

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 16, 2016 at 15:56 GMT -00:00 · Published

Moscow based IT company Cognitive Technologies claims to have developed a "universal platform, which could provide driverless options to any land transport," as explained by the company’s CEO Andrey Chernogorov, in the Russian capital, Wednesday.

Chernogorov stated, "We are one of five companies in the whole world that are currently making real driverless car systems, others have been bought by huge automobile companies or left the market as the game is becoming harder."

He added, "We have focused our research on 'real road' driving. In comparison with the prototypes driving on sunny Californian roads, we are focussed on roads without layouts, roads with a lot of pitfalls, dirty road signs and bad weather conditions generally – rain and snow.”

The system has a centralised design, including data collection and processing from external sensors and internal systems at all stages of the autonomous control cycle. Multiplatform software quickly adapts the system to any suitable hardware platform, meaning that system could be installed in any modern vehicle.

The active driver assistance system will enter its second stage of development in 2018 and forecasted to enter the third stage, between 2018 and 2022. After that developers will finalise technological components that enable autonomous movement.

The total investment in the project will amount to around 750 million roubles ($11.6m, €10.84m) over the next three years, of which around 360 million ($5.6m, €5.23m) has already been invested.

Russia: This Moscow based company aims to build self-driving cars for ‘real roads’02:06
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Moscow based IT company Cognitive Technologies claims to have developed a "universal platform, which could provide driverless options to any land transport," as explained by the company’s CEO Andrey Chernogorov, in the Russian capital, Wednesday.

Chernogorov stated, "We are one of five companies in the whole world that are currently making real driverless car systems, others have been bought by huge automobile companies or left the market as the game is becoming harder."

He added, "We have focused our research on 'real road' driving. In comparison with the prototypes driving on sunny Californian roads, we are focussed on roads without layouts, roads with a lot of pitfalls, dirty road signs and bad weather conditions generally – rain and snow.”

The system has a centralised design, including data collection and processing from external sensors and internal systems at all stages of the autonomous control cycle. Multiplatform software quickly adapts the system to any suitable hardware platform, meaning that system could be installed in any modern vehicle.

The active driver assistance system will enter its second stage of development in 2018 and forecasted to enter the third stage, between 2018 and 2022. After that developers will finalise technological components that enable autonomous movement.

The total investment in the project will amount to around 750 million roubles ($11.6m, €10.84m) over the next three years, of which around 360 million ($5.6m, €5.23m) has already been invested.

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