GITEX: Dubai's RTA to showcase driverless taxis for the first time. Other innovations include a digital twin of a Metro station, smart solutions to transfer vehicle owner
12 October 2022, 12:00 AM
31 October 2022, 12:00 AM
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed an extensive collection of smart initiatives, applications, and stations it will showcase at the 42nd edition of GITEX 2022, which commences tomorrow, Monday, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
At the event, RTA will exhibit the self-driving Cruise vehicle built on the Chevrolet Bolt electric platform for the first time, as well as numerous smart initiatives, including the digital twin-powered smart Dubai Metro station, smart solutions for transferring vehicle ownership, a new generation of taxis, RTA smart apps, among others.
RTA will exhibit the all-electric self-driving Cruise vehicle, built on the Chevrolet Bolt platform at the GITEX event. This autonomous vehicle is currently used in Cruise's commercial fleet of self-driving vehicles in San Francisco. Cruise opened its self-driving ridehail service to the public in February 2022, marking the first time a company has operated a commercial self-driving ridehail service in a major U.S. city. In September, Cruise announced plans to expand this service to Austin.
RTA will also showcase the latest technology in the metaverse field, using digital twins to demonstrate Dubai Metro's rail network. The digital twin platform combines historical maintenance data from the past 12 years of Dubai Metro service with real-time data collected by external data-collection devices to reveal minute details and other critical situations that affect asset lifecycles.
As part of the digital channel's initiative, RTA displays a variety of digital solutions that offer RTA's services to customers, such as the S'Hail app, a journey planner that supports the first and last-mile strategy. Exhibits include RTA's main app, Dubai Drive for drivers and vehicles, nol Pay app the unified payment platform that includes nol services, in addition to the display of the chatbot Mahboob.