RTA to create HD map of Dubai to support autonomous driving

Dubai plans to have 25% of public transport be self-driving by 2030
HD map is vital for Dubai to be able to achieve its goal of having 25 percent of public transport be self-driving by 2030.
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Thu 08 Feb 2018 06:06 PM

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and HERE Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to map the city with high-definition technology for the first time.

According to RTA, a HD map is vital for Dubai to be able to achieve its goal of having 25 percent of public transport be self-driving by 2030.

Both parties plan to deploy newly available location technologies in the development of data infrastructure to support safe and efficient autonomous transportation technology, part of the greater Dubai Smart City strategy set forth by the government.

As part of the project, RTA and HERE will conduct pilots aimed at enabling HERE’s “HD Live Map” in Dubai, which is a self-updating map designed to provide vehicles with accurate information about road conditions.

"RTA has always been a forerunner in harnessing the most sophisticated technologies through collaborating with the world’s best providers taking into consideration the contribution to make Dubai the world’s smartest city and make its residents, tourists and visitors happy and satisfied," said Abdulla Al Madai, CEO of RTA’s Corporate Technology Support Services Sector. 

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