The future of Dubai lies in self-driving cabs; The emirate plans to engage its track with autonomous vehicles

Before the start of Expo 202 Dubai, the authorities are planning to make the smart tracks in the emirate. Autonomous vehicles are ready to complete the testing phase and reach the smart tracks soon. After the driverless metro, high-tech vehicles will also conquer the roads in the near future of the UAE. Aiming for a complete smart operation, the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation project, is in progress.

To maintain sustainable mobility and to reduce the carbon footprint, Dubai and the UAE have already set things in motion. Driverless vehicles that have completed 3 months of testing at Expo venues will start service in more areas. Dubai, which has already started the driverless metros and tram, now aims to roll out 4,000 self-driving taxis by 2030. An ambitious project about electric vehicles, with various incentives like free parking and Salik tags, has been in the plan for Dubai. It has also installed 750 charging stations all over the country. As of the end of February this year, there were 2,473 electric vehicles and 6,016 hybrid vehicles in Dubai. The operations of the more smart vehicles are done by the Artificial intelligence method. By this, the emirate aims to promote the growth of the whole country.

The emirate expects to have five percent of self-driven cabs of its Dubai Taxi fleet on the roads in a couple of years. As part of Dubai’s 2030 vision for self-driving technology, the emirate will look to reduce transportation costs by 900 million dirhams a year and save Dh 1.5 billion a year by reducing environmental pollution by 12 percent. It also aims to generate Dh 18 billion in annual economic returns by increasing the efficiency of the transportation sector in Dubai.