Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the city’s Sustainable City Project to operate autonomous vehicles within the project’s facilities.
The RTA and the project’s developer, Diamond Developers, said that they are keen to support the Dubai Government’s strategy of converting 25% of public transport services to driverless ones by 2030. Autonomous vehicle operations are scheduled to start at the Sustainable City Project in February.
“The MoU underscores RTA’s commitment to engage in partnerships with public and private sectors to realize its strategic, smart mobility objectives,” said Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Licensing Agency and the Deputy Chairman of the RTA’s Autonomous Vehicles Committee.
“It reflects the cooperation and partnership between the RTA and Sustainable City and supports the Smart City initiative as well as our government directives to transform 25% of public transport means into driverless transit modes by 2030.
“The MoU calls for studying the location of operating the autonomous vehicle in The Sustainable City project in Dubai Land, Al Qudra Road, and providing the infrastructure needed for the start of operation,” said Al Ali.