Driverless buses will be used in Moscow during the 2018 World Cup, according to Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, the Dozhd television channel reported on Thursday.
“Driverless transport systems, primarily buses, will be the first stage in the transformation of the city. We predict that in 2018 we will have the spaces ready for driverless buses and they will operate during the World Cup,” Dvorkovich said.
Driverless buses are currently being developed by British, French, German and Russian companies. Dvorkovich did not say which company would supply the buses, according to Dozhd.
The World Cup will take place in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15, 2018.