A driverless electricity driven bus has debuted in Gulf city, Dubai. It’s still in trial phase, which will last for over a month. But soon it will expand in whole city.
For its first journey, it travelled 700 metres near Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower. The bus has 10 seats, but it didn’t compromise on design and comfort.
It is created by two groups French Easy Mile and Dubai-based Omnix. The bus is powered by electric motor and it can attain a max speed of 40 km/hr.
Equipped with a new masterpiece of technology, the bus is able to sense the environmental condition, number of people nearby and accordingly adjust the speed. It will immediately stop when a pedestrian is detected crossing its path.
The bus will be programmed to travel across main tourist attractions like Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and the Souk al-Bahar shopping centre.
This was the first time introduction of such type of vehicle in Dubai as public transport.
Mattar al-Tayer, the RTA’s director general, said Dubai transport systems will be fully automated by 2030.
Dubai is a main tourist attraction spot, it has got 14.2 million tourists in 2015.