Careem to test driverless electric pods in Dubai next year
18 October, 2016
Car taxi app Careem plans to launch self-driving electric pods in Dubai for testing “within a year”, Careem revealed on Tuesday. The pods have been developed in partnership with NEXT Future Transportation, as part of Dubai Smart Government initiative. Electric and driverless, the pods can move individually or by attaching themselves to other pods to form a bus-like structure, allowing passengers to move freely from one pod to another. They are designed to operate as a mass transportation system whereby passengers can be picked up on demand and dropped off to different locations, as the pods link and detach accordingly.