The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and The Sustainable City have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to operate autonomous vehicles across the community’s facilities.

The MoU will provide a study for the location and infrastructure needed to operate the autonomous vehicles within The Sustainable City project, according to Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Licensing Agency cum deputy chairman of Autonomous Vehicles Committee at RTA.

The step will be implemented in support of the Dubai Government strategy of converting 25% of public transport services to driverless means by 2030. Execution of the study will start in February 2018.

Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Licensing Agency cum Deputy Chairman of Autonomous Vehicles Committee and Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers (Developer of The Sustainable City Project) signed the MoU at RTA Head Office.


Faris Saeed said: “We are pleased with the enhanced strategic cooperation with the RTA in supporting the Dubai Government plan for transforming 25% of public transport means into driverless modes by 2030.

“The integrated efforts of public and private sectors, and the exchange of experiences in support of sustainable development that conserves the environment will serve the joint interests of making Dubai the best destination for living and business,” he added.