Soon, robot to conduct vehicle testing in Dubai Filed on October 14, 2018 | Last updated on October 14, 2018 at 08.43 pm
Soon, robot to conduct vehicle testing in Dubai


Smart robot will also send information to RTA prior to vehicle inspection.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled a Smart Inspection Robot that will  conduct vehicle testing in Dubai.

Jamal Al Sadah, RTA director of vehicle licensing department, told Khaleej Times that the five-foot robot is locally-made and customised for the requirements of the RTA.

"The smart robot has two functions: It will be used for vehicle registration and it can also detect vehicle defects. It has a plug that will be connected to the computer box of the vehicle and the robot will run accurate diagnostics," Al Sadah explained.

"At the moment, the smart robot is on a proof of concept phase, but soon, there will be no need for the owner to bring the car to the service centre because we will be deploying the smart inspection robots," he added.

"The smart inspection robot will also run an OBD (on-board diagnostics) system to give the vehicle owner or repair technician access to the status of the vehicle's subsystems," Al Sadah noted.

The smart robot will also send the relevant information to RTA prior to vehicle inspection.

Moreover, human inspectors will soon be wearing Smart Vehicle Inspection Glasses to collect information during the vehicle inspection process. The smart glasses are equipped with the latest augmented-reality technology that will render manual inspection obsolete, the RTA said.

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