Meet Yango

Yango is a ride-sharing service that gets people where they want to go quickly, safely, and affordably. It operates in over 300 large cities in 15 different countries around the world — in some of these places, it’s known as Yandex.Taxi.

The service was launched in 2011 by Yandex, one of Europe’s largest technology companies building intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. This ride-sharing service brings the same technological prowess to the market, using its own mapping and routing systems to locate and transport passengers. The Yango technology is designed to maximize quality of the passenger experience.

Some 900,000 drivers are connected to Yango worldwide, and 36 million people have used the service since its launch. The company celebrated its one billionth ride in September 2018. If you’re interested in Yango’s financials, you can read more here.

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Intelligent ride-sharing

We use Yandex mapping, routing, and navigation technologies, as well as a machine learning-based order distribution system. This combination reduces the time drivers spend looking for passengers, picking them up, and taking them to their destination. By limiting each of these factors, out technology reduces the net cost of a ride.

Outside of its competitive prices, our app is packed with great features for drivers and passengers alike:
● order several cars using just one phone
● book a ride with multiple destinations
● find alternative pickup points for getting to your destination faster and at a lower price
● know the price of your ride in advance — the fare stays the same even if you get stuck in traffic
● share your route with a friend
The availability of these features can depend on which country you’re located in.

We track the quality of our service using customer feedback. Drivers with high ratings get orders first, and drivers with ratings below the minimum threshold are automatically blocked from receiving orders.

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Self-Driving Car

We launched our autonomous car project in 2017, and it largely depended on Yandex’s own mapping, navigation, computer vision, and object recognition technologies. The platform is still under development, but it will revolutionize the way people commute by letting vehicles operate without any human intervention.

This technology is functional today, so we opened an autonomous ride-hailing service in two innovative tech cities in Russia (Innopolis and Skolkovo) in the second half of 2018. Cars deliver passengers to their destinations without anyone in the driver’s seat.

Our self-driving car is now being tested in Moscow and Tel Aviv, and was recently demoed in Las Vegas at CES 2019, the biggest consumer electronics show in the world.

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