9.4% of Dubai’s transportation is currently self-driving, targeting 25% by 2030: Matar Al Tayer

Mattar Al Tayer, Commissioner-General for Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-Being Pillar and Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, said that as part of the Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy RTA aims to transform 25 percent of the total transportation in Dubai to autonomous mode by 2030.

He pointed out that the RTA has made significant progress in its journey towards achieving the vision of the wise leadership to make Dubai the smartest city in the world, with the current percentage at 9.4 percent.

In a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM) on the sidelines of the World Governments Summit 2024 in Dubai, Al Tayer added that despite the major global challenges facing the self-driving transport sector, the RTA has continued with its schedule to achieve the Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy. The first trial run of the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles was launched, making Dubai the first city in the world outside the US to operate the company’s self-driving vehicles.

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