Dubai's RTA inks tech deals with European, US startups

Roads and Transport Authority signs agreements to develop use of autonomous mobility and artificial intelligence
Dubai's RTA inks tech deals with European, US startups
The RTA has recently unveiled its first autonomous taxi project.
By Sam Bridge
Thu 27 Dec 2018 02:39 PM

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a agreements with three global startups in the fields of autonomous mobility, asset management and artificial intelligence.

The RTA said the memoranda of understanding complement its ongoing efforts to make an active contribution to the Dubai Future Accelerators strategy.

The first MoU was signed with Einride from Sweden covering licensing, autonomous transport services and carrying relevant technological tests in Dubai.

The second MoU signed with Opinsta LTD from the United Kingdom is in the field of asset management and will deliver two services to the RTA, namely asset tracking and new solutions for lost and found items.

The third MoU was signed with SWIM.AI from the US, a company which specialises in the use of digital twins and artificial intelligence applications to streamline RTA’s data.

The step will help the business of logistics as well as the Enterprise Command and Control Centre (EC3) of RTA.

"These agreements are part of RTA’s efforts to realise the future objective of the government through capitalising on innovation rendering it a government business style. The objective is to encourage innovators and boost their role in the sustainable development seen by the UAE across various fields," the RTA said in a statement.

The RTA added that it is also seeking to develop technologies to beat the climate challenges of Dubai and maximise the happiness and satisfaction of residents, tourists and visitors from all over the world.

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