20 juin 2018

Dubai tests autonomous pods in drive for smart city

Dubai tests autonomous pods in drive for smart city Dubai has begun testing autonomous pods in a trial run the Gulf’s trade and tourism hub hopes will help its transformation into one of the smartest cities in the world. Officials from Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) displayed two cube-shaped vehicles built by U.S.-based Next Future Transportation company in Italy as they spun around on a main street in Dubai. Passersby stopped to try out the six-seat vehicles and question the Italian engineers overseeing the test. RTA... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2018

Dubai's autonomous flying taxis: A reality in 2018?

Dubai's autonomous flying taxis: A reality in 2018? Autonomous flying cars may seem like an image out of a science fiction movie, but the technology already physically exists: Dubai began testing electric taxi drones in September 2017. Similar to a two-seater helicopter, the Volocopter taxi is designed for 30-minute flights to and from 'voloports,' which are basically train stations for flying taxis. But, despite the tests, experts agree: Autonomous flying taxis almost certainly won't get off the ground as a commercially... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2018

Dubai RTA launches tests of world's first autonomous pods

Dubai RTA launches tests of world's first autonomous pods Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Next Future Transportation, launched testing of the world's first autonomous pods during the World Government Summit in Dubai. The autonomous pods are designed to travel short and medium distances in dedicated lanes.  Read more : http://www.metro-magazine.com/technology/news/728497/dubai-rta-launches-tests-of-world-s-first-autonomous-pods
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24 mars 2018

Dubai launches its first driverless mini shuttle

Dubai launches its first driverless mini shuttle Dubai has unveiled its first driverless bus service, launching a month-long trial period for the electric vehicle with a view to expanding it across the futuristic Gulf city state. The 10-seat vehicle made its first trip on Thursday along a 700-metre (2,300-foot) stretch of road in downtown Dubai, near to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.Developed jointly by French group Easy Mile and Dubai-based Omnix, the minibus is powered by an electric motor and can hit speeds of 40... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

Autonomous vehicle shuttle to Dubai Mall soon

Autonomous vehicle shuttle to Dubai Mall soon Driverless vehicles to operate on a dedicated corridor crossing 3 traffic intersections Shaikh Ahmad, Anthony Foxx, former US Secretary of Transportation & Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mattar Al Tayer, and Abdullah Al Mogbel, IRF Global Chairman, during the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition “Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century” at The Dubai World Trade Centre Shaikh Rashid Hall, Dubai. Dubai: In a significant step towards... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2018

You can now catch a Tesla taxi in Dubai

You can now catch a Tesla taxi in Dubai Both the Model S and Model X vehicles will be available to commuters… Back in February we reported that the RTA had committed to buying 200 cars from electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla to add to its limo fleet. We’re not going to lie, we were pretty excited about the prospect of cruising down Sheikh Zayed Road in the back of one of Tesla founder (and real-life Iron Man) Elon Musk’s super-sleek, all-electric vehicles. Well, it looks like that dream is finally going to... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2017

Dubai soars into future as it unveils self-driving FLYING taxis to be launched THIS YEAR

Dubai soars into future as it unveils self-driving FLYING taxis to be launched THIS YEAR FLYING taxis that will be able to drive themselves are set to be launched in Dubai later this year, the transport authority for the UAE city has confirmed. Director general of the Dubai Road and Transport Authority, Mattar al-Tayer, said: "The autonomous aerial vehicle exhibited at the World Government Summit is not just a model. "We have already experimented [with] the vehicle in a flight in [the] Dubai sky.” He added that the city is... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2017

Watch Dubai Police test its latest gadget -- a flying motorbike

Watch Dubai Police test its latest gadget -- a flying motorbike Dubai Police, already home to Lamborghini patrol cars, self-driving robots and android officers, has decided to take to the skies in what can only be described as a flying motorbike. The vehicle, called the Scorpion and designed by Russian tech company Hoversurf, relies on four propellers to stay airborne, with the rider crouched precariously close to the exposed blades. Capable of 40 mph and a travel time of 25 minutes, the single-seat... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2017

This futuristic, flying taxi will shuttle passengers in Dubai later this year

This futuristic, flying taxi will shuttle passengers in Dubai later this year German startup Volocopter will shuttle passengers in its futuristic, flying taxi in Dubai before the end of the year. Volocopter signed a deal with Dubai's Road and Transport Authority to begin testing the flying taxi in the fourth-quarter, the startup announced last Monday. The tests will last five years. Here's what you need to know: Volocopter, formerly eVolo, has been working on its Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2017

Dubai wants to make 25% of car trips driverless by 2030, and it’s starting with Tesla taxis

Dubai wants to make 25% of car trips driverless by 2030, and it’s starting with Tesla taxis Dubai believes the future of urban public transit is both electric and autonomous. On Feb. 13, the country’s transportation authority announced a deal to buy 200 Tesla Model S sedans and Model X SUVs for the city’s 10,000-vehicle taxi and limousine fleet. The move is part of a broader effort by city officials to make 25% of all local car trips autonomous by 2030, reports The National, a United Arab Emirates-owned newspaper. The... [Lire la suite]
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