Dmitry Polishchuk, head of Yandex Self-Driving Cars and CEO of Yandex SDG, was included in the list of “100 people who transformed business”. The list was compiled by Business Insider.
Polishchuk is called a veteran of Yandex, where he started to work 12 years ago. During this time, he was also engaged in Yandex.Maps and Yandex.Browser.
In 2016, he proposed to the idea of developing self-driving vehicles to the company’s management team.
According to Polishchuk, he hopes to see Yandex’s self-driving cars safely roam the streets of Moscow in rush hour within 3-5 years.
In September 2020, Yandex announced its plans to invest $150 million in self-driving cars and create a separate company in this area - Yandex Self-Driving Group.