Autonomous cars, trains and heli-taxis…the talk of driverless transportation has been huge in Dubai in recent years and it looks like it’s becoming a reality sooner than we thought.
Part of Dubai’s goal to reach 25% autonomous public transport by 2030, a driverless taxi will be trialled at Gitex Tech Week today.
The car will run on test routes in Dubai Silicon Oasis and comes equipped with cameras and sensors to control the vehicle and avoid collisions.
Gite Technology Week opens today
The technology exhibition #GITEX2018 starts tomorrow! Join us by visiting our booth and discover the most important innovations of the future in the field of roads and transportation. Do not miss this exciting opportunity!#RTAatGITEX2018 #OurNextDestination pic.twitter.com/FsYU8JTBkd
— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) October 13, 2018
The cabs look very similar to regular RTA taxis
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 13, 2018