Achieving Dubai’s vision for the future of transportation will require the combined efforts of the public and private sector, Mattar Al Tayer, RTA Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, told delegates at the sixth edition of the World Government Summit.
The step stems from the keenness of both parties to support the Dubai government strategy of converting 25% of public transport services to driverless means by 2030.
In an interview with Autosport, Marcin Budkowski, the head of the FIA’s F1 technical department, said that the sport is looking to showcase autonomous technology while ensuring that drivers remain a key element of F1’s attraction.
Dutch technology firm 2getthere has been awarded the contract to deliver a new automated vehicle system in Dubai.
Ride-hailing firm Grab, the main rival of Uber in Southeast Asia, has recently announced plans to build two new research and development (R&D) centres and add 800 developers over the coming two years.