UAE: First-of-its-kind smart rest pod is a life saver

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Consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis.” byline=”staff reporter” caption=”The air-conditioned rest pod in Abu Dhabi is meant as a smart shelter for delivery drivers.” credits=”SUPPLIED”]

First-of-its-kind smart rest pod is a life saver

As the summer heat sizzles, air-conditioned rest pods have been opened in Abu Dhabi to serve as a smart shelter for delivery riders in the capital.

The air-conditioned pods are considered the first-of-its-kind in the region and are aimed at helping delivery riders avoid heatstroke, particularly when doing their delivery rounds under the intense summer heat.

There are three smart rest pods available in Abu Dhabi, which are open round-the-clock. The solar-powered rest areas, which are decorated with bright graffiti art by local artists, also feature a shaded parking area for bikes and an air pump for tyre pressure checks.

The air-conditioned rest pod in Abu Dhabi is meant as a smart shelter for delivery drivers.

The rest areas use solar energy and feature seats, rechargeable batteries, water dispensers, and mobile recharge stations to help delivery riders stay cool.

The initiative is part of the campaign by the Joint Committee for Traffic Safety in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with food delivery firm Talabat, and supported by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and other governmental entities. ICA/Expat Media


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