Russia’s First Autonomous Train: One More Step To Self-Driving Cars (Buses And Trolleys Are Next)

Russia’s capital city of Moscow will soon be home to an ambitious autonomous tram project, joining Germany and China as the leading testbeds for the technology.

Self-driving vehicles are not currently legal in Moscow or anywhere else. 

Autonomous trains and trams are stepping stones to full self-driving vehicles, thanks to their defined routes, but retain some of the hardest challenges cars face: knowing when obstacles, people, or vehicles are in their paths. That’s because they use public space, and even though there may be fencing or other barriers in some locations, people, vehicles, and other obstacles are still real concerns.

Get the full story in my post at Forbes …