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American MapBox To Open Office In HTP To Work On Self-Driving Cars

The American company MapBox plans to open a new office in Minsk, specifically at the High Tech Park (HTP), in the nearest future.

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The team in Minsk will be dedicated to supporting deep learning, computer vision, and developing technologies for self-driving vehicles.

The announcement at the company’s website reads: “During the past few years, Minsk has been rapidly growing as an innovation hub.

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Mapbox has been successfully working with developers in the city for the past 18 months, and we felt the timing was right to expand our investment there.”

The final goal of the project is to see a self-driving car on the streets of the city.

“It’s great to see how fruitful cooperation during the last one and a half years has grown into a new breathtaking project.

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My big dream was always to have and ride in a self-driving car. It’s incredible that I get to be part of it and work on creating it,” said Alexander Matveenko, General Manager for Mapbox in Minsk.

Mapbox is a large provider of custom online maps for websites and applications with more than 300 million users worldwide.

Belarus High Technologies Park is a special economic zone with a special tax and legal regime, contributing to the favorable and successful development of IT business.

The Park has been repeatedly referred to as a Belarusian analog of Silicon Valley in the USA.

Sources: TUT.BY, mapbox.com