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3.7. Unmanned Vehicles in Russia: Regulation Required to Ensure Technology Leadership

Wednesday, 16 May
17:00 - 18:30

Hall #6, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)


Driverless cars that used to be seen as something from a sci-fi book are now being tested in urban environment. Today’s world needs driverless cars to enhance economic performance of transportation industry and relieve traffic congestions in large cities. At the same time, this technology will reduce the number of road accidents, helping to avoid car crashes and save human lives. In his address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin highlighted the importance of implementing driverless technology as soon as possible.

Like their Western counterparts, Russian companies are equally competent in building advanced autonomous vehicles. Major Russian carmakers and IT companies possessing extensive expert knowledge in machine learning and AI have already demonstrated their products.

Experts believe that in order to maintain leading positions on international technology scene, effective regulation needs to be developed and implemented that would cover the relations of all stakeholders and set out the rules for allowing driverless cars to access public roads.

Discussion participants will talk about the approaches to regulating the manufacture and operation of driverless cars and review international experience. They will also identify sensitive issues that need to be considered when preparing legal regulation of autonomous cars and provide suggestions about legal conditions of allowing autonomous vehicles to access public roads.


Marina Amelina

Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Yandex


Igor Drozdov

Chairman of the Executive Board, Skolkovo Foundation

Aleksey Gogenko

Deputy General Director, FSUE NAMI

Ekaterina Kochergina

Vice President of Legal Affairs, GLONASSUNION

Aleksey Kuleshov

Deputy Head, Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart)

Victor Naumov

Managing Partner, Dentons

Andrey Neznamov

Head, Research Center of the Problems of Regulation of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Denis Pak

Director of the Department of Automobile Industry and Railway Engineering, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

Aleksandr Slavutskiy

Deputy Director of Development Programs Department, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation

Aleksandr Vasilev

Memrber of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Transport and Construction

* The Programme may be subject to change