DRIVERLESS VEHICLE HITS DUBAI ROADS ON TRIAL RUN
A driverless vehicle with a capacity to carry ten passengers is undergoing a trial run in Dubai.
The vehicle, from French manufacturer Ligier, is designed to travel short distances on pre-programmed routes and under multiple environments. The vehicle travels on virtual routes, which can easily be reset to accommodate sudden changes as required, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said in a press statement on Sunday.
It’s fitted with all safety requisites & controls specifying its planned route, and the sensor system as well as the intelligent system of the vehicle enable coping with any obstacles encountered en route to avoid collision.
The trial run will be conducted during the three-day 2nd Mena Transport Congress & Exhibition 2016 as part of measures being taken to transforming Dubai into the smartest city worldwide.
The event featured the participation of 600 delegates from 29 countries including 10 appointed transport ministers. A lineup of 102 speakers from 39 countries delivered speeches to the audience. The accompanying exhibition, which spans an area of 6480 square meters, attracted more than 3000 people.
Over three days, the Congress debated issues related to the status of public transport in developing cities, management & finance of public transport, the use of energy, school transport, and the importance of innovation & creativity in delivering public transport services.