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Dubai RTA Hailed for Self-Driving Transport Achievements
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Dubai RTA Hailed for Self-Driving Transport Achievements

Autonomous transport achievements heralded at the Dubai World Congress

TLME News Service

Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has been heralded for its achievements in autonomous transport at the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport.

Muammar Al Katheeri, Executive Vice-president of Engineering and Smart Cities at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, commended RTA’s achievements in public transport and associated infrastructure and praised its valuable initiatives in smart technologies in a keynote address.

The full speech covered four aspects: technology hub, desired society, happiest people and the smart city.

The speech was delivered to an audience of smart technology experts from the UAE and far afield as well as participants in the congress.

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In his visual presentation, Al Katheeri reviewed the existing cooperation with RTA in self-driving transport including tests carried by RTA to leaders, start-ups as well as local and international universities that took part in the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport.

Al Katheeri giving his presentation
Al Katheeri giving his presentation

It is noteworthy that tests were carried out at dedicated roads and tracks provided by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority for participants in the challenge over four months this year.

Al Katheeri narrated various fields of cooperation with RTA such as the autonomous air taxi launched by RTA last year.

He revealed that relevant tests were being commissioned at dedicated roads and tracks at the Dubai Silicon Oasis to assess the performance of this mode of mobility including safety.

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