Robots will take the wheel in Dubai in just a few years time, according to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.
As per a report published by Autonews, Dubai will be the first city outside of the United States, where self-driving vehicle technology will operate with an opportunity to see robotic taxis as early as 2023.
While Cruise – a developer of self-driving cars – also made an official announcement on their Instagram page saying, “Today we’re announcing that Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority selected Cruise to be its exclusive provider of self-driving ride-hail services, making Dubai our first international destination for commercial deployment.”
With a post shared on Twitter, Sheikh Hamdan in discussion with Jeff Bleach, the Legal Executive of General Motors-Cruise discussed the future of smart mobility along with its most prominent developments.
Sheikh Hamdan attended the signing of a strategic partnership between the global company and the Roads and Transport Authority to operate the company’s self-driving vehicles in Dubai from 2023 to reach 4,000 vehicles.
ناقشت مع جيف بليش، المدير التنفيذي القانوني لشركة جنرال موتورز- كروز مستقبل التنقل الذكي وأبرز مستجداته وحضرت توقيع شراكة استراتيجية بين الشركة العالمية وهيئة الطرق والمواصلات لتشغيل مركبات الشركة ذاتية القيادة في دبي اعتباراً من 2023 ليصل عددها الي 4000 مركبة في 2030. pic.twitter.com/OGjnKcy99l
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) April 12, 2021
The latest car technology is said to be fitted in with world-class sensors to avoid any collisions takings place on the road while avoiding any unforeseen road conditions with the ability to improve road safety levels by 90 per cent through thorough execution in creating these cars.
As Dubai continues to make strides in the tech arena, this deal with Cruise is sure to be another step of advancement in a futuristic world.
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Feature image: Instagram @cruise