Phase II of Yas and Saadiyat Islands' Smart Mobility Project Launched
In line with the vision of the wise leadership to make Abu Dhabi’s cities smarter and more sustainable, the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in Abu Dhabi has announced the launch of the second phase of operations of the Smart Mobility project on Yas and Saadiyat Islands.
The Smart Mobility Project is carried out in collaboration between the DMT, the ITC and Bayanat, an ADX listed public company with majority shareholding by G42 that specializes in AI-powered geospatial intelligence.
The Department of Municipalities and Transport confirmed that the project comes as part of Abu Dhabi’s smart mobility strategy to shift towards smart and sustainable transport solutions based on knowledge and innovation, and reinforces efforts to develop cities fit for the future and achieve sustainable development in the emirate.
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This is accomplished by working closely with strategic stakeholders in both government and private sectors to establish a smart, integrated and sustainable transport system, thereby supporting the aspirations of the wise leadership and their vision for the future.
The ITC explained that smart mobility sets the scene for a new stage of developing an environment-friendly and sustainable transport sector.
Mr. Hasan Al Hosani, CEO of Bayanat, said: "When we think of the future, we think of how Bayanat can empower and enhance the public transport system with intelligent, innovative solutions.
"Autonomous vehicle technology will transform mobility in Abu Dhabi into something more efficient and attractive to the public. Through our strategic partnership with the Integrated Transport Centre, we are making intelligent, eco-friendly and safe transit accessible for all to serve the community better.
"This is just the beginning of what is to come as we continue to work to realize the potential of advanced technology in our everyday lives."
The smart mobility system on Yas Island and Saadiyat Island currently includes a fleet of 17 vehicles, including eight /TXAI/ autonomous vehicles, the first fully automated self-driving taxis in the UAE which were launched last November.
It also includes 6 Mini Robobuses, in addition to 15 charging stations that were added to the Yas and Saadiyat Islands network.
The system will also include 3 Automatic Rapid Transits (ART) in Yas Island, an improved rapid transport system operating without mass transport train system or rails. Customers can download and install the “TXAI” app to book and track their rides.
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