Dubai trials driverless vehicles at Expo 2020 site

Dubai, trials, driverless, vehicles, Expo 2020, site

Dubai - Dubai's ambitious self-driving transport strategy aims at transforming 25 per cent of total mobility journeys in the emirate to self-driving modes.



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Published: Wed 18 Mar 2020, 5:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 18 Mar 2020, 7:20 PM

 The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started the trial run of an autonomous vehicle at the Expo 2020 Dubai site. The vehicle is used to commute individuals on a dedicated path from the main entrance to staff offices.

"The trial run, which will last for three months, includes testing autonomous technologies, ensuring high safety of individuals and protecting surrounding properties. It illustrates the RTA's keenness to adopting highly efficient, safe and reliable technologies in delivering smart services," Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, said.
Dubai's ambitious self-driving transport strategy aims at transforming 25 per cent of total mobility journeys in the emirate to self-driving modes by 2030. "Trialling an autonomous vehicle at the Expo site is an achievement. It adds to our efforts to expanding the presence of autonomous vehicles at various Dubai hotspots," Bahrozyan added.
Mohamed Al Ansaari, vice-president, communications, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: "The self-driving transport strategy is compatible with our sustainability vision to enhance the use of environmentally-friendly vehicles with low-carbon emissions."
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