Dubai's transport authority signs another Memorandum of Understanding, this time with tech giant Cisco, in a bid to protect fare revenues.
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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.
Numerous initiatives and employee benefits have been introduced by RTA Dubai in the hope to encouraging a positive working environment for bus drivers.
AI-enabled cameras are helping the RTA to analyse the facial expressions of passengers which then allows decision-makers to take actions to rectify the situation.
Dubai Metro proves to be the biggest carrier across the city's boost in passenger numbers, which the RTA attributes to its drive to offer integrated and smooth transit solutions in the emirate.
RTA Dubai has become the first government body in the Middle East to use VR technology in driver training and rehabilitation in bid to improve the passenger experience.
74 green economy initiatives form part of Dubai's strategy to optimise resources and energy, with a focus on driving public transport with green and sustainably fuelled vehicles.
With the integration of new bus routes, and the upgrade of existing ones, Dubai's RTA aims to boost the integration of bus, metro and intercity services across the city.
Dubai launches new eco-buses, the first of their kind in the UAE, which are compatible with European emission standards.
Major improvements are envisaged on the Dubai Water Canal, upgrading marine transit across the city's water transport network through a 10 year plan.
As Dubai continues to grow as a metropolitan hub, Intelligent Transport discusses the urban mobility scene in Dubai with His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Could suspended transport be Dubai's public transport future? A new agreement between the RTA and skyTran could facilitate this change.
Contactless payments across Dubai have been well received as the RTA recorded more than three million single-tap payments in the first quarter of 2019.