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$5 million self-driving challenge in Dubai

 

DUBAI – Do you have an idea for a self-driving transport of the future?  You have until August 1 to register for the $5 million Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Tuesday announced that registration is ongoing on www.sdchallenge.com.

The competition is open to companies, institutions, universities and colleges from around the world, and is jointly organised by Khalifa University and NewCities International Organisation in association with RTA.

Finalists will be announced in October this year, and winners will be declared in October 2019.

The challenge targets companies, start-ups and universities, with about $3 million of the prize money being allocated to big companies, $1.5 million for start-ups, and $600,000 for universities and academic institutions. GAD/Expat Media

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