Driverless cars may soon run on Dubai roads

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By Staff  www.khaleejtimes.com

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has commissioned a study on using driverless vehicles as the latest technology in the field of smart mobility solutions to be considered for use in Expo 2020.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said: ‘Such electricity-powered smart vehicles have a significant contribution to reducing carbon emissions, saving fuel consumption, and improving the smart mobility, which in turn contributes to transforming Dubai into a smart city.’

‘The RTA has established a team for studying the use of autonomous cars to map out a strategy and a work plan for addressing the latest developments in this field, and identify the standards and specifications required in these vehicles along with the needed infrastructure and safety legislations.

In this context, the RTA has approached a host of international manufactures of smart vehicles to examine technological alternatives on offer, and plan for real-life experiments for using such vehicles in Dubai under the supervision of the RTA,’ he said. More info