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Driverless Car Trial To Start In Downtown Dubai

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Emaar Properties, started a trial run on Thursday of the first autonomous 10-seater car shuttling over a 700-metre long track at the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Dubai.

The trial represented the phase one of this experiment to test driverless transit technology under the climatic environment of Dubai, according to Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA.

The experiment is also part of the emirate’s smart driverless mobility strategy which makes to switch 25 percent of total journeys in Dubai into driverless journeys by 2030.

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