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‘Upgrade systems to align with future developments’
By Imran Mojib February 12, 2019
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DUBAI: There is a need to upgrade the government systems to align them with future developments, such as the revision of the principles of town planning and the transport infrastructure to make them responsive to future needs, said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai.

Speaking about ‘The Future of Mobility in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ at the World Government Summit 2019 on Monday, he said that there is also a need to improve the techniques of identifying customer needs and expectations and measuring their satisfaction level. For instance, RTA uses AI technologies to measure the happiness level of 35,000 clients. It also uses the data of the EC3 to manage the movement of taxis and limousines.

“It is imperative to encourage research, trials and development to keep pace with the fast changes in place. Accordingly, RTA launched the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport in 2018. It is the first contest of its kind worldwide in support of research & development.

In October 2019, RTA will hold the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport; the first of its kind held by a government entity. RTA is also mulling the launch of the Smart Mobility Lab; the world’s first lab including a site dedicated to making trials of aerial and land autonomous transport,” explained Al Tayer.

Al Tayer was optimistic about the future of the transport sector across the world. “We are under no illusion that the future developments and challenges of transport will be immense. Yet, we are getting prepared to cope with them,” he said.

Sharing RTA’s plans to meet the future challenges, Al Tayer said that the UAE’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Strategy is based on benefiting from nanotechnology, artificial intelligence (AI), smart devices and digital transactions in all fields. In the field of transportation, it seeks to provide autonomous air, land, and marine transit modes fully managed by AI systems.

He said that the RTA has launched several initiatives as part of the Dubai 10X such as the City Gate Airports to ease the check-in formalities for riders from various districts of Dubai and the Smarter Vehicles … Quicker Response using AI to reduce the response time for emergencies.

He said that the big changes in the roles of government & private sectors warrant enacting legislation that serve two basic objectives – protecting safety, security and privacy; and streamlining the relationship with the private sector with reference to the testing and operation of technology and introducing new models.

He said, “RTA announced the launch of the Autonomous Aerial Vehicle and is currently cooperating with the General Civil Aviation Authority and the Dubai Aviation Authority to enact the legislation needed for the operation of this vehicle in Dubai.”

“We have also streamlined our relationship with e-Hail companies (Uber and Careem) since 2016. The relationship has culminated in a strategic partnership with Careem for running taxi services using the same e-Hail services. The new company will be launched in April 2019,” he added.

The RTA has enhanced its involvement with Khalifa University and Dubai University for developing robotic and autonomous driving systems. It has also forged an agreement with Du for the provision of free internet service in 10,000 taxis.

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