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The Future has arrived In Dubai

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Next Future Transportation, has launched the first tests of the world’s first autonomous pods. The step is part of RTA’s efforts under Dubai Future Accelerators initiatives.

In a media announcement sent to The Filipino Times, RTA said the autonomous pods are designed to travel short and medium distances in dedicated road lanes. They can be coupled in 15 to 20 seconds or detached, depending on the destination of riders, in 5 seconds.

The autonomous pods are fitted with cameras and electromechanical technologies to carry out the coupling and detaching processes, and this feature can be activated in-motion.

Each pod measures 2.87m in length, 2.24m in width and 2.82m in height. It weighs about 1500 KG and has a capacity to accommodate ten riders (6 seated, four standing). The autonomous pod is fitted with a battery that supports 3 hours of operation; which is chargeable in 6 hours. Its average speed is 20 k/h.

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said, “The pilot test of driverless units is directed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in the context of transforming Dubai into the smartest city worldwide.”

The test run was done in Madinat Jumeirah.

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