This driverless uses cameras and sensors to cruise on the streets.
PHOTO BY RTA
DUBAI – The first driverless taxi in Dubai will be put on a test run during the Gitex Techology Week, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Mattar Al Tayer, RTA’s director general and chairman of the board of executive directors, said the autonomous taxi would have its initial test run in Dubai Silicon Oasis.
The taxi is able to maneuver its way through the roads using cameras and sensors that analyse traffic and road conditions to avoid collisions.
The RTA has said it would deploy driverless cars in Dubai in the “near future”.
In 2016, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the Dubai Smart Self-Driving vision.
As part of the vision, Dubai targets 25 percent of transport journeys in the emirate to be driverless by 2030.
On Sunday, the RTA said it will unveil robot cleaners at Dubai Metro stations. GAD/Expat Media
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