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UAE a 'great market' for driverless taxis

Is robot taxi company looking into the possibility of launching in the emirates?

UAE a 'great market' for driverless taxis
US software firm nuTonomy is testing its technology in Singapore

The UAE could be the perfect testing ground for driverless cars, according to a robot taxi company chief.

As US software firm nuTonomy is testing its technology in Singapore, its chief operating officer Doug Parker said the emirates would be a viable market for the service

"It’s a great market for a number of reasons," he said, reported The National. "It has good geography, no snow, no rain and good regulations. We’re intrigued. We’d love to come and learn more. We’ve had conversations with countries and we’re still open to where our second and third markets will be."

Driverless vehicles are expected to vastly improve safety, according to Parker.

"A driverless car never drinks, it never gets a phone call or a text message, and the sensors are 360 degrees," he said.


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