Dubai to become first location outside US to get self-driving vehicles

Dubai to become first location outside US to get self-driving vehicles
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Dubai aims to achieve 18 billion dirhams in economic revenues every year by increasing the efficiency of the transport sector by 2030. (Supplied
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By 2030, Cruise and Dubai’s transit authority said they plan to have 4,000 self-driving taxis in operation. (Supplied)
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Updated 12 April 2021

Dubai to become first location outside US to get self-driving vehicles

Dubai to become first location outside US to get self-driving vehicles
  • The move will make Dubai the first location outside the US to operate self-driving vehicles

DUBAI: Dubai’s transport authority has signed an agreement with Cruise, a General Motors unit, to operate its autonomous vehicles in the emirate by 2023.
The move will make Dubai the first location outside the US to operate self-driving vehicles, the emirate’s Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum said on Twitter.
He said the goal was to convert 25 percent of the total transportation trips in Dubai into self-driving trips by 2030.
The fleet will reach 4,000 vehicles by 2030, the crown prince said, as Dubai aims to cut transportation costs by 900 million dirhams ($245 million) annually and reduce carbon emission by 12 percent per year by then.