RTA reviews best practices of autonomous vehicles in US, UK

DUBAI, A delegation from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has met with specialists in research and production centres as well as public and private entities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

This came up during a visit of the RTA delegation to these countries as part of efforts to develop Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy involving self-driving vehicles of the RTA.

Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA's Licensing Agency cum Chair of Smart Vehicles Committee, said, "The visit was part of the driverless vehicles project plan endorsed by the RTA following the launch of a strategy by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Strategy envisages the transformation of 25 per cent of mobility journeys in Dubai to driverless vehicles by 2030.

The visits were also aimed at reviewing the best practices relating to the key pillars of the Autonomous Transportation Strategy such as legislations, supporting technology, and incubators of tests on driverless vehicles.

The delegation held meetings and made field visits to government bodies in both countries.

Source: Emirates News Agency