- Dubai is preparing to launch fully-automated self driving taxis, marking a significant leap in autonomous transportation.
- Five driverless taxis, operated by Cruise, will debut along an 8km stretch of Jumeirah Road in October, with commercial operations anticipated by the second half of 2024.
- The autonomous taxis are equipped with advanced sensors, including LiDAR, cameras, and radars, making them emission-free and all-electric.
- Dubai aims to deploy 4,000 driverless cabs by 2030, transforming 25% of mobility journeys into smart and driverless experiences.
- Cruise Origin, a shuttle-like vehicle for ridesharing, designed to travel at highway speeds and accommodate up to six passengers, is also showcased during the event.
- This initiative is a major step toward reducing traffic congestion, enhancing road safety, and lowering harmful emissions in Dubai’s transportation landscape.
Launch of Self Driving Taxis
Dubai is zooming into the future with the launch of self driving taxis hitting the streets in October. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has successfully mapped out Jumeirah 1 area for this groundbreaking initiative, positioning Dubai at the forefront of global autonomous vehicle operations. Initially, five autonomous taxis will traverse an 8km stretch along Jumeirah Road, setting the stage for a transformative transportation experience.
The autonomous taxis, operated by Cruise, a GM subsidiary, are set to revolutionize commuting. These vehicles are all-electric, emission-free Chevrolet Bolts equipped with advanced sensors for a safe and seamless journey.
The Route to Autonomy
The RTA, in collaboration with Cruise, meticulously mapped the Jumeirah 1 area, a critical milestone toward achieving safe and efficient autonomous navigation. Digital mapping ensures these driverless taxis can navigate Dubai’s bustling streets with precision and reliability.
This marks a major leap toward Dubai’s visionary Smart Self-Driving Transport Strategy, aiming to transform a quarter of all mobility journeys into intelligent and autonomous expeditions by 2030. The goal is to deploy 4,000 self-driving cabs across Dubai within the next decade.
Cruise also unveils the Cruise Origin, a groundbreaking shuttle-like vehicle designed for ridesharing, accommodating up to six passengers. It offers a spacious interior with no steering wheel or pedals, giving a glimpse of the future of urban commuting.
Stay tuned for a ride into the future as Dubai pioneers autonomous travel, making commuting smarter, safer, and more sustainable