Ready to Hail a Driverless Taxi in Dubai?
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Ready to Hail a Driverless Taxi in Dubai?

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For years, the UAE has been presenting the newest out-of-the-box and head-turning inventions globally. They tried to expand the region in all technical aspects and make sure that travelers and residents have no problem. One of the ways that the UAE government tries to provide maximum ease and feasibility for residents and travelers is by presenting driverless taxis. Continue reading to learn more about this subject.

Ready to Hail a Driverless Taxi in Dubai?

Driverless Taxi in Dubai

You might have recently heard about electrical driverless cars in Dubai. This recent invention and advancement by RTA- The Roads and Transport Authority introduces cars running on batteries and using smart artificial intelligence technologies. There was a trial period for these driverless taxis in the Dubai Silicon Oasis area in December 2021. And they predict that One in 20 taxis in Dubai will be driverless by 2023.

Based on the claims of the Director of RTA’s Automated Fare Collections Systems Departments Khaled Al Awadhi: the government is trying to analyze all the information and evaluate how to roll out driverless taxis in all areas of the city.The first trial taxi was a Mercedes-Benz-E Class model cab designed with the help of Dubai Silicon Oasis and DG World for robots and artificial applications.

This trial model was an independent battery-driven taxi with four sensors at each corner of the vehicle; three cameras for the frontal, rear, and inside view; two radars on the front grille; and another radar on the top of the vehicle. The cameras are for two important functions, for example, they work as the eyes of the taxi and record the traffic and around road situation. The sensor’s function is more interesting, as they scan the surroundings about 400-meter, and 360-degree radius to provide vehicle control and prevent a collision. These sensors signal if other vehicles slowly halt or stop completely.


This driverless taxi is part of the Dubai Smart Self-Driving Mobility Strategy which is aimed at transforming 25 percent of Dubai’s total journeys into self-driving transit means by 2030. Thus, we at, are intrigued and curious to witness such a major revolution within the region and have our fingers crossed for it. If you are planning to move to any place in the UAE, and live in this highly developed city, we can help you to find the best property for sale.

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