Is a car able to move without a driver under the Russian winter conditions? RVC, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and the SKOLKOVO Foundation have launched technological contests of the National Technology Initiative UP GREAT to find a solution to this problem. The UP GREAT Winter city contest aims to overcome such technological barriers as movement of an unmanned vehicle in a fully autonomous mode under winter conditions – with poor visibility, snow-covered road markings and a large number of pedestrians. Teams will have to create a working prototype, which should not be inferior to a human-driven car in terms of traffic safety. The competition final is scheduled for February 2019. The prize fund will amount to RUB 175M.