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Dubai and HERE Technologies to develop data infrastructure for driverless transportation

By [email protected] - 21st March 2018 - 08:19

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai and HERE Technologies announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding on a long-term technology collaboration with the aim of mapping the city with high definition technology for the first time. HD maps are a prerequisite to moving Dubai closer to its goal of having 25% of public transport self-driving services by 2030. Both parties plan to deploy newly available location technologies in the development of a data infrastructure to support safe, sustainable and efficient autonomous transportation. These efforts are in line with Dubai’s Smart City strategy and its self-driving transport roadmap, which ultimately aims to increase the quality of life for people in Dubai. As part of their planned cooperation, RTA and HERE intend to conduct a number of pilots aimed at enabling HD Live Map, HERE’s map for autonomous cars, for public service vehicles operating in Dubai.