DUBAI: HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has received HE Mr. Distat HOTRAKITYA – Secretary General of Council of State, Kingdom of Thailand and the accompanying delegation. The meeting discussed means of boosting cooperation and sharing expertise in the field of transport between RTA and its counterpart in Thailand. Al Tayer acquainted the visiting delegation with the projects RTA is undertaking in the near future.
Al Tayer briefed HOTRAKITYA about RTA’s Driverless Mobility Strategy; which is aligned with the Dubai Smart Driverless Mobility Strategy aimed at converting 25% of total journeys in Dubai to driverless journeys by 2030. Such a strategy covers all public transit modes such as trains, buses, marine transit modes and taxis as well as private vehicles.
He also introduced the delegation to RTA’s experience in operating the first driverless 10-seater bus, and the trial run of the world’s first driverless mobility units (Pods); which can be coupled in 15 to 20 seconds and are designed to travel over short and medium distances on dedicated lanes. He also shed light on the start of the trial run of the Autonomous Air Taxi capable of lifting two passengers. Al Tayer reflected on the feasibility study commissioned by the RTA with Virgin Hyperloop 1 to assess the technical, engineering and economic aspects of the Hyperloop operation, besides the expansion in the smart transportation programmes and systems.
HE Mr. Distat HOTRAKITYA – Secretary General of Council of State in Thailand, was thrilled with the sweeping development witnessed by Dubai in record time, rendering it a point of attraction for investors, business leaders and tourists. He expressed hope to boost the bilateral cooperation and exchange expertise between the Thai firms & entities and the RTA in various fields. News Desk