Dubai's RTA extends driverless car trial run in Business Bay

10-seater vehicle which shuttles over a 600-metre long track in Business Bay will operate until Feb 22

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Dubai's RTA extends driverless car trial run in Business Bay The 10-seater vehicle has been deployed to shuttle over a 600-metre-long track in Business Bay
By  Staff Writer Published  January 30, 2017

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Properties on Sunday said they have the extended the trial run of the autonomous vehicle in Business Bay until February 22.

The 10-seater vehicle has been deployed to shuttle over a 600-metre-long track in Business Bay following the successes of the initial two phases of the trial operation at the Dubai World Trade Centre and the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.

"The extension of the trial run has been considered in response to the wishes of more than 1,500 visitors during the first month who were excited with the experience," said Khaled Al Awadi, director of automatic fare collection system at RTA's corporate technology support services sector.

The autonomous mobility strategy of the Dubai government is aimed to transform 25 percent of total mobility journeys in the emirate to driverless journeys on public transport means by 2030.

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