Dubai’s transport authority says it wants a quarter of journeys in the UAE city to be smart and driverless by 2030, as it launches the second edition of its Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport competition.
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Dubai has vaccinated more than 40,000 frontline transport staff as it races to jab half of its population by the end of the month.
E-scooters arrive at Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai Internet City, 2nd of December St, Al-Rigga, and Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai.
A series of workshops have identified 140 projects where artificial intelligence can play a part in boosting efficiency for RTA.
Dubai RTA and Dubai Police came together in a meeting to coordinate on safe cycling, new cycle tracks and the safe trial of e-scooters throughout the city.
Dubai's RTA will install 151 smart screens to deliver bus time information to passengers, and is looking to install the first nine before the end of 2020.
RTA's Bus On-Demand service delivered more than 84,000 trips for passengers in a little over 18 months with a fleet of just five vehicles.
The Council met to discuss global coronavirus measures put in place on public transport, as well as future scenarios for the Dubai transport sector.
Dubai's RTA has now completed 80 projects as part of its drive to digitise services for the fourth industrial revolution, including the 3D printing of metro parts, automated fare collection on marine transport services and the completion of a high-tech traffic management centre.
Collaboration with Google Maps brings in-app real-time updates for Dubai's bus routes in an open data first for a Middle Eastern city.
Developments in Dubai's smart apps have yielded many positive results, the transport authority has said, including improvements in customer experience.
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority and Etisalat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which opens more prospects for using 5G and the Internet of Things in RTA applications.
The announcement was made at GITEX Technology Week 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Throughout the project, RTA and Mastercard will assess the benefits that open-loop technology can bring to public transport infrastructure.