This post was originally published on 25 April 2016.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority have announced that they’re trialling driverless cars in the UAE.
A 10-seater prototype was rolled out for the start of the three-day MENA Congress of International Union of Public Transport (UITP), which began on Monday.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took to Twitter to talk about a new project that would see driverless vehicles take to the roads of Dubai.
On his personal twitter account, Sheikh Mohammad said that 25 per cent of all transportation in Dubai will be smart and driverless by 2030, which meets the vision of Dubai of becoming the smartest city in the world.
“Today we have adopted a strategy for self-driving transport. By 2030, 25 per cent of all transportation in Dubai will be smart and driverless,” he tweeted.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 25, 2016