World’s First ‘Driverless Transport Pods’ tried in Dubai

World’s First ‘Driverless Transport Pods’ tried in Dubai

World’s First ‘Driverless Transport Pods’ tried in Dubai

In a first move towards the eventual fate of transport, the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai propelled the trial of the world’s first ‘Self-ruling Pods’ amid the World Government Summit on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Outlined and made by NEXT Future Transportation Inc., two full-scale models of these units were shown at the Madinat Jumeirah.


  • RTA Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors Mattar Al Tayer said that the testing of these driverless units, coordinated by His Highness Sheik Mohammed container Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has been done with a specific end goal to change Dubai into the most astute city around the world
  • He included that the units are a piece of RTA tries to give self-sufficient transport via completing mechanical tests on independent transport implies under Dubai’s climatic conditions

“The achievement of starting trial of these units will realize a leap forward in transportation frameworks that offer creative portability arrangements and simplicity growls in the city,” Al Tayer said by


  • They are intended to movement short and medium separations in devoted paths
  • They are fit for being coupled together in 15 seconds or getting separated in five seconds, contingent upon the rider’s goal
  • The measurements of one case are 2.87 meters length, 2.24 meters width, and 2.82 meters in tallness
  • It weighs around 1500 kilograms with an ability to convey 10 travelers
  • Each case has a normal speed of 20 kilometers for every hour
  • They are installed with a battery that backings three hours of task, and can be charged in six hours
  • They accompany three security frameworks to keep away from crashes
  • The fundamental framework involves 3D cameras, and the second one is a standby framework in view of standard cameras, and the latter is worked physically by the administrator

The units frame some portion of Dubai’s bigger procedure of making 25 percent of all trips in Dubai self-sufficient by 2030. RTA has consented to an arrangement with the US-based Next Future Inc. to build up the units as a component of the underlying period of Dubai Future Accelerators.

(This Story originating from INDIATODAY)

Sanjay Bhagat

The author Sanjay Bhagat

Sanjay Bhagat is a news author in various news category and has worked on local newspapers.

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