RTA and Philips ink lighting technology MoU

The partnership will see both entities collaborate in the field of lighting technology and power saving

Dubai's RTA and Philips will collaborate in the field of lighting technology. [Representational image]
Dubai's RTA and Philips will collaborate in the field of lighting technology. [Representational image]

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently signed in Dubai is expected to make the city's lighting systems 'smarter' and more efficient. 

The emirate's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) inked the MoU with Philips Lighting to collaborate in the field of lighting technology and power saving.

The MoU will see the provision of lighting solutions, including smart lighting technology for control and monitoring of Dubai's streets, footpaths, roads, parks, and cycling lanes. 

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Research teams from RTA and Philips Lighting will commission feasibility studies to consider the investment and operational aspects of lighting technology, with regard to the Smart Dubai initiative. 

Eng Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA's Traffic and Roads Agency, and Paulo Serveny, CEO of Philips Lighting Export BV, signed the MoU. 

Remarking on the partnership, bin Adai said: "We have to consolidate our efforts towards leveraging [our] performance to better serve the community, especially in the field of scientific research.

"[Philips and RTA] will seek to materialise scientific and practical experiences, as well as applications on the ground, through mutual technical visits, workshops, and seminars," she added, according to WAM

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