With the launch of its first driverless vehicles late last week, Dubai is set to take the world by storm with huge investments in the transportation sector.
Mattar al-Tayer, the director general of emirate’s Road Transport Authority said: “The country aims to have a quarter of all Dubai transport automated by 2030.”
Image shows Careems electric taxi to be launched by 2030 in Dubai.
Following the most recent breakthrough achieved jointly by French group Easy Mile and Dubai-based Omnix, another company named NEXT Future Transportation has paired up with an app-based booking service Careem for yet another technological success.
NEXT Future Transportation and Careem are working on projects that’ll bring the taxis of the future not only to the Middle East but in most north African countries.
The company reveals that their battery-powered electric pods are safer than manned vehicles.
According to reports, the automated pods are also environmentally friendly. They’re hoped to fall in line with the laid out vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.
“We have invented the world’s finest autonomous mass transit solution, and as we look to operationalize, we need a partner that will provide operational depth and scale,” said Emmanuele Spera, Founder and CEO of NEXT Future Transportation.
“Careem is a perfect partner from our perspective given their vision, credibility and success in transforming transportation across the MENA region.
“We look forward to continuing our journey to bring advanced transportation technologies and practices to the region.”
Image show electric pods made by Careem which are expected to hit Dubai roads in 2030.
The future taxis are expected to travel individually, and can also merge to form a bus-like structure that’ll allow customers to walk between them.