06 mai 2020

Dubai ‘not far’ from being first city to have driverless transport

Dubai ‘not far’ from being first city to have driverless transport Dubai: Dubai is “not very far away” from becoming possibly the world’s first city to use driverless public transport, a senior Dubai official said on Wednesday. Speaking on the sidelines of the ‘Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport’, Ahmad Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), told Gulf News Dubai is already trialing several transport modes, including a helicopter taxi. Read more... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2020

Driverless air taxis, drones, pods: Dubai puts future tech at heart of transportation

Driverless air taxis, drones, pods: Dubai puts future tech at heart of transportation Dubai wants 25 percent of its total transportation to be autonomous by 2030. But that's just the tip of the technology iceberg. You cannot fault the ambition. While other countries are discussing the rules and regulations surrounding autonomous vehicles, the emirate of Dubai is simply powering ahead with them.   In 2016, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, announced plans... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service

Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service It might not be flying taxis, but self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday. At the technology show, GITEX Technology Week, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority, or RTA, showed off its autonomous taxi service. Read more : https://mashable.com/article/dubai-rta-self-driving-taxi-cars/?europe=true
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21 novembre 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.   Read more : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-transportation-autonomous/dubai-tests-autonomous-pods-in-drive-for-smart-city-idUSKCN1GD5G6
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26 octobre 2018

DUBAI’S AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY

DUBAI’S AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY TRANSFORMING DUBAI TO AUTONOMOUS MODE BY 2030 Under the Directions of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Future Foundation in conjunction with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority Launched the ‘Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy’. The strategy aims to transform 25% of the total transportation in Dubai to autonomous mode by 2030, involving 5 million daily trips, saving AED 22... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2018

Dubai Sustainable City driverless vehicles project enters next stage

Dubai Sustainable City driverless vehicles project enters next stage Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it has embarked on the fourth phase of its driverless vehicles project at Dubai’s Sustainable City. The announcement comes as part of RTA’s efforts to boost Dubai’s strategy of having as much as 25% of public transport operating autonomously by 2030. “The trial run of the autonomous vehicle has started in the Sustainable City following three stages of successful test runs,” said Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of... [Lire la suite]
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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]