Estonians inviting developers of autonomous vehicles to Estonia
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Vice-President of the Riigikogu and former Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, and the Deputy Chairman of the E-Estonia Support Group and the Environment Committee Kalle Palling sent a letter to five leading manufacturers of autonomous cars on March 7. In their letter, they are inviting major international companies to invest in the development projects of autonomous cars in Estonia.
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