By : Dayo Fasasi,
The leadership of the United Arab Emirates UAE, has shown the world that their is nothing practically impossible, as they launched the first ever autonomous transportation.
The UAE and Dubai Future Foundation, last week set the remarkable smart transportation goals.
According to the Dubai leader His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Emir of Dubai, the city is prepared to make 25 percent of its movement driverless by the year 2030 .
“The shift to autonomous transport is expected to reduce transportation costs by 44 percent, saving $6 billion a year in accidents, lost productivity, and pollution. Dubai expects to reduce traffic accidents by 12 percent, pollution by 12 percent, and time lost to travel by 396 million hours per year. Dubai is offering what Sheikh Mohammed calls “the world’s biggest” request for proposals from research and development centers as part of the Autonomous Transportation Challenge, effectively making Dubai the world’s “largest R&D lab for driverless transportation.”