RTA and Sustainable City sign MoU to operate autonomous vehicles

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RTA and Sustainable City sign MoU to operate autonomous vehicles
They signed the MoU at the RTA head office.

Dubai - The step stems from the keenness of both parties to support Dubai Government strategy of converting 25% of public transport services to driverless means by 2030.

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Published: Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:08 PM

Last updated: Mon 22 Jan 2018, 2:27 PM


dubai - The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Sustainable City Project have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the operation of autonomous vehicles within the facilities of the project situated in Dubai Land, Al Qudra Road, starting from February. 
Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Licensing Agency and deputy chairman of Autonomous Vehicles Committee and Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers - developer of The Sustainable City Project - signed the MoU at the RTA head office. 
"The MoU underscores the RTA's commitment to engage in partnerships with the public and private sectors to realise its strategic, smart mobility objectives. It reflects the cooperation and partnership between the RTA and Sustainable City and supports the Smart City initiative as well as our government directives to transform 25 per cent of public transport means into driverless transit modes by 2030. The MoU calls for studying the location of operating the autonomous vehicle in The Sustainable City project in Dubai Land, Al Qudra Road, and providing the infrastructure needed for the start of operation," added Al Ali. 
Faris Saeed, said: "We are pleased with the enhanced strategic cooperation with the RTA in supporting the Dubai Government. The integrated efforts of the public and private sectors and the exchange of experiences in support of sustainable development that conserves the environment will serve the joint interests of making Dubai the best destination for living and business."
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