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25% of Dubai’s Transport Will Be Driverless by 2030

Dubai has committed to saving 396 million hours of commute time by converting 25% of its transportation to self-driving vehicles. To keep Dubai in the race for the world’s smartest and most advanced city, the Dubai Future Foundation has teamed up with the Transportation Authority. The Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy has announced plans to achieve this vision by 2030.

Cruise, a company specializing in autonomous cars, will debut its first-ever robot taxi service in Dubai by 2030, with as many as 4,000 vehicles on the road. Cruise is funded by General Motors and plans to provide taxi services in 2023. It will manage the deployment through a new Dubai-based company. The article explains what Dubai’s Autonomous Transportation Strategy is and how it works to cut expenses, decrease pollution, and improve efficiency.

● Toward An Autonomous Dubai Transportation System

The strategy seeks to convert 25% of Dubai’s total transportation to autonomous vehicles. Further, the approach is estimated to generate AED 22 billion in yearly economic revenues in several industries. The autonomous transportation approach intends to reduce air pollution, road accident rates, and transportation costs. Individual productivity will increase, and transportation time will be saved by hundreds of millions of hours.

Autonomous transportation is also distinguished by its environmentally-friendly electric cars, which can serve a wide range of clients, especially residents and the elderly. Individuals, technology, legislative structure, and infrastructure are the four fundamental pillars of the plan. The primary areas for implementing the approach are minibusses, cabs, and the metro.

● Experimenting With Driverless Transport In Abu Dhabi

Self-driving transportation is also being tested in Abu Dhabi. The initial phase of the experiment will comprise three self-driving cars delivering free transportation services from resorts, hotels, retail malls, and businesses at Yas Mall, according to transportation officials in the emirate. The second phase of the experiment will spread to areas around the UAE state and is likely to see ten additional vehicles on the roads. During both phases, the service will be offered free of charge from 8 am to 8 pm. Even though the cars are self-driving, a safety inspector will be seated in the driver’s seat to intervene if any problems arise during the testing project.

● Using Artificial Intelligence To Reduce Road Accidents And Cut Costs

The strategy enabled by artificial intelligence would save up to AED 900 million per year by reducing 44% of transportation expenses. The project will reduce environmental pollution by 12%, saving AED 1.5 billion per year. By 2030, Dubai’s transportation sector will be more efficient, leading to an increase of 18 billion AED annually in economic benefit. According to the Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy, accidents and losses are also expected to be minimized by 12%, equating to savings of 2 billion AED yearly. Autonomous transportation will save 396 million hours of travel annually. In addition, the number of parking spaces will be reduced as well.

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