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RTA approves Dubai’s autonomous transport plans

The RTA is working on transforming 25% of public transport journeys with autonomous plans

RTA approves Dubai’s autonomous transport plans
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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has accepted a plan transform a quarter of all transport journeys in Dubai to self-driving trips by 2030.

Under the plan, the RTA is aiming to introduce legislation and rules for self-driving transport, as well as develop conditions for testing and licensing of such vehicles, according to the state news agency WAM.

The strategy was approved by Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA, who also revealed the plan to introduce insurance and liability, and the infrastructure requirements.

Al Tayer said: "Dubai's strategy is inclusive of all mass transit modes such as trains, buses, marine transit modes and taxis, as well as private vehicles, while many countries focus on a limited number of transit modes.

"This strategy is part of Dubai Government's ongoing efforts to improve services and introduce the latest in technology and innovation worldwide in the field of self-driving transport for the sake of adding happiness to people."

Furthermore, high-definition e-maps will also be developed and that the RTA's Enterprise Command and Control Centre will offer real-time information.



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