Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy aims to transform 25 per cent of the total transportation in Dubai to autonomous mode by 2030.
The strategy is expected to bring AED 22 billion in annual economic revenues in several sectors by reducing transportation costs, carbon emissions and accidents, and raising the productivity of individuals as well as saving hundreds of millions of hours wasted in conventional transportation.
The strategy will help cut transportation costs by 44 per cent, resulting in savings of up to AED 900 million a year. It will also help save AED 1.5 billion a year by reducing environmental pollution by 12 per cent, as well as generate AED 18 billion in annual economic returns by increasing the efficiency of the transportation sector in Dubai by 2030.
Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy also aims to reduce traffic accidents and losses by 12 per cent, equivalent to savings of AED 2 billion annually, and increase the productivity of individuals by 13 per cent. It will save 396 million hours on transportation trips yearly. It will also reduce the spaces allocated for parking.
The strategy features four main pillars: individuals, technology, legislative structure and infrastructure.
The main sectors identified for the application of the strategy are metro, buses and taxis.
Updated on 26 Jan 2017