Quarter of all transport in UAE 'will be automated' by 2030

More AI-driven public transport isn’t that far off…

Quarter of all transport in UAE 'will be automated' by 2030

Flying around in autonomous air taxis could be closer than you think, as the RTA has announced its future plans for public transport.

As part of its vision to shape the future, RTA aims to have 25 percent of all transport in the UAE be completely automated, and it’s already well on its way.

Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA HE Mattar Al Tayer stated that the UAE has committed all its resources to cope with the technological and industrial breakthrough.

Currently, the share of autonomous modes of transport are at nine percent, which includes the driverless Dubai Metro that launched in 2009.

“Our leaders have made an early start in anticipating and shaping the future. It is no wonder that UAE has been the home of the world’s longest driverless metro line since 2009; with ridership clocking one billion by the end of 2017”, said Al Tayer.

“In the mobility field, it seeks to provide autonomous air, land, and marine transit modes fully managed by AI systems.”

I was announced in the “Future of Mobility in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” conference at World Government Summit 2019.

We can already see strives for this initiative, as RTA announced last year that Dubai was ready for flying taxis, which would be operated by an AI system.

That’s not all, as futuristic Sky Pods have also be revealed to be the city’s new mode of transport, which can reach speeds of up to 150km per hour.

First things first – RTA stated that every single Dubai taxi will have free wifi by the end of 2019, which means you’ll always have directions on the internet to help you find your way.

The future of Dubai is looking bright.
For more information, visit www.rta.ae.

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