Driverless vehicle on trial in Downtown Dubai
31 August, 2016
A driverless vehicle will be on a month-long trial on Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai from Thursday, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on 31 August. A joint venture between RTA and Emaar Properties, the trial run is part of Dubai’s attempt to adopt smart mobility solutions in its attempt to become the smartest city in the world. Built jointly by Omnix International and Easy Mile, the autonomous vehicle dubbed EZ10, is an electric shuttle that can run in both directions as it has no specific front or rear. Running on a 700-metre trial route that will begin from Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard/Financial Centre Street intersection to Vida Hotel Downtown Dubai, the driverless vehicle will provide free rides to all.