Dubai moves closer to transforming taxis into 100% eco-friendly vehicle.
28 April 2023, 12:00 AM
31 May 2023, 12:00 AM
The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) on Wednesday inked a deal with BluWave-ai, a Canadian company specialising in artificial intelligence (AI), with the aim to explore optimal methods and practices for transforming taxis into eco-friendly vehicles while increasing the adoption of electric vehicles at a minimal cost.
Mansoor Rahma Al Falasi, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, signed on behalf of DTC, and Devashish Paul, CEO and Founder of BluWave-ai, signed the agreement.
Al Falasi noted that the signing of this MoU is in line with RTA's plan to transform taxis in Dubai into 100 per cent eco-friendly (hybrid, electric, and hydrogen-powered) vehicles by 2027, reflecting DTC's efforts to realise its strategy in delivering innovative and sustainable transportation services at world-class standards.
"DTC will supply BluWave-ai with essential information to explore the most effective model for operating electric vehicles. Furthermore, a joint committee will be formed to monitor progress toward achieving common goals and evaluate performance deliverables. DTC and BluWave-ai aim to foster efforts for the success of shared initiatives and projects, ultimately realising their vision of smart and sustainable mobility," Al Falasi said.
For his part, Devashish Paul, CEO and Founder of BlueWave-ai was excited about signing the MoU with DTC. "BluWave-ai is keen to implement the government's strategic objectives of offering green vehicles for a more sustainable environment," said Paul.
"BluWave-ai is devoted to accomplishing the entire deliverables of the MoU through the collaborative efforts of both parties in a teamwork spirit to reach the objectives outlined in the MoU. This collaborative study with DTC enables the utilisation of AI to minimise carbon emissions," added Paul.