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MOSCOW – Russia has unveiled its first electronic driverless bus – “Matrёshka” (“Matryoshka”) – at Moscow’s Skolkovo Innovation Center, the Gazeta.ru reported.

This is the first vehicle of its kind in Russia, and it is designed to carry up to eight passengers.

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The debut took place at the annual international forum of innovative development, “Open Innovation”, which runs Oct 26-28, 2016.

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The bus is controlled by computers and is equipped with self-learning software. There are specialized sensors and cameras on board which are able to observe the situation on the road in real-time.

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With a full battery, the bus can travel 80 miles, with a maximum speed of 20 mph.

Production of the bus is planned for 2017 at the Volgabus factory in Vladimirsky Region.