RTA, Dubai Properties team up to operate smart vehicle in Business Bay #Dubai - Dubai City Guide
Guest Posts, Link Building, SEO, Pay-Per-Click campaigns
Advanced Search
Download our Media Kit




Home / News / Company News
Company News

RTA, Dubai Properties team up to operate smart vehicle in Business Bay
(12 November 2016)
Riders satisfaction rating at Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard hits 95%


The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Dubai Properties, has recently started the trial operation of autonomous vehicles, each capable of lifting 10 persons, within the Business Bay District over a 650 meter-long track. The step follows the success of the first and second phases of the trial operation of smart vehicles in the Dubai World Trade Center, and the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.

“The Trial run of the smart vehicle in the Business Bay is the third-time experience following the successful first test run carried out in the Dubai World Trade Center, and the second trial in the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in coordination with Emaar,” according to Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency cum Chairman of Smart Vehicles Committee.

“This trial is part of RTA’s plan to test the technologies & operation of autonomous vehicles under the climatic conditions of Dubai, educate community members about autonomous vehicles, and sensitize the people about Dubai Government’s strategy for smart vehicles aimed at converting 25% of total mobility journeys in Dubai to various types of driverless transit means by 2030. The practice also seeks to probe people’s perception about autonomous transport through a questionnaire to capture their views and satisfaction rating,” explained Bahrozyan.

“Autonomous vehicles have continued to accomplish their success proved by the sustained riders satisfaction rating derived from the experience at the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard coordinated between RTA and Emaar Properties from 1 September to 5 October this year where the overall satisfaction rating clocked 95%. The debut of autonomous vehicles experience in the Dubai World Trade Center last Ramadan yielded satisfaction rating of 92% according to inputs of two questionnaires conducted by RTA. Visitors were lifted over a month from ground car parks to the main restaurants, hotels and landmarks at the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard on the route of the vehicle. The result was concluded from a questionnaire probing the views of a wide spectrum of riders aged 20-40.

“The second questionnaire included elaborate questions that concluded to important results, namely 96% of respondents expressed satisfaction with the safety specifications, and 95% were interested in the deployment of the vehicle as a public transit means. About 69% of respondents were not concerned with the lack of driving control system, 62% were not concerned by the legal responsibility in case of an accident involving other vehicles, and 70% were not concerned with the mobility of the vehicle between pedestrians, private vehicles and bicycles. The questionnaire also indicated that 85% of respondents expected the technology to reduce vehicle accidents and increase road safety, and 88% believed the vehicle could result in reduced traffic congestion. About 92% thought that the vehicle could save fuel consumption, and 85% expected the insurance premium to drop in case of using this smart technology. The questionnaire covered public transport riders, private motorists, tourists, citizens and residents of the UAE and Dubai,” stated Bahrozyan.

“RTA is considering broadening the deployment of autonomous vehicles in other areas of Dubai including metro stations, malls and tourist spots. It is also working on drafting rules & legislations towards the implementation of the smart mobility strategy of the Emirate and setting out well-defined legal structures covering the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh key aspects of the policy of using autonomous vehicles in the first and last mile stage, business centers, residential complexes and parks,” he noted. 

Dubai Properties expressed keenness on utilizing the advanced technologies and innovations under the smart mobility & autonomous vehicles initiative charted out by the Dubai Government. The company was delighted to introduce RTA’s autonomous vehicles to visitors and residents of the Bay Avenue to keep up with the rising customers’ expectations and offer them smooth and enjoyable experience.

Download the Dubai City Guide iPhone mobile app

DubaiCityGuide.com is owned and managed by Cyber Gear

  All fields are mandatory
Your Name
Your Comments
 Max 250 characters - Word Count :
Image Verification
Change Image

email print

Sponsored By : PressReleaseNetwork.com           Sponsored Opportunities


Hotels hotels Check out Hotels in Dubai
Shopping shopping A complete Mall & Store Guide
Dining dining Eating out at the coolest spots
Sightseeing sightseeing Things to see & do
DCG Recommends dcg recommends Best of the best in Entertainment
News Alerts
News Alerts
Stay ahead with dubai news
dcg mobile
dcg Mobile
With you wherever you go
rss feed
RSS Feeds
Get the latest
dubai blog
Dubai Blog
Your space, your voice
DCG at a glance