Yandex have launched their freight navigation servce throughout Russia. At present, around 170 cities have already been marked with 53,604 road signs for trucks.
According to Oleg Levchuk, Head of Yandex.Maps and Navigator, the first three months of the new function in Navigator demonstrated its extreme demand – about 100 thousand drivers use cargo navigation every day.
Now, cargo navigation will help even more drivers. We keep adding new road and restriction data. In this we are very much helped by the drivers who record their trips in the Yandex People’s Map application.
According to the company, in November alone, drivers hit 20 million kilometers in cargo navigation mode. This is the total length of routes for trucks in Moscow, the Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, the Leningrad Region and some other regions. For context, this is the same distance if you were to travel a thousand times from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok and back.