Sheikh Maktoum opens self-driving Dubai World Congress at DWTC
Event is part of Roads and Transport Authority's effort to make 25% of all trips in Dubai smart and driverless by 2030
HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, opened the Dubai World Congress for self-driving transport, which is being held on 15-16 October at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and is part of Dubai Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) effort to make 25% of all trips in Dubai smart and driverless by 2030, in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.
The Dubai Self-Driving Transport Strategy was launched two years ago, and today, Dubai brings together the world’s top experts and developers to discuss the economic impact of self-driving technology. We aim to make 25% of our transport in Dubai driverless and smart by 2030. pic.twitter.com/6d8SMMmKzi— Maktoum Bin Mohammed (@MaktoumMohammed) October 15, 2019
According to UAE's state-held news agency, Wam, the event will host 80 international experts, five keynote speakers, as well as 40 lectures, and 39 technical workshops focusing on autonomous vehicles, future trends in transport, investments, transportation strategies, and transport infrastructure.
The keynote speech, delivered by co-founder, and chief product officer of Aurora Inc, and former chief of Tesla’s autopilot system, Sterling Anderson, touched on the economic and social challenges of human-driven vehicles, and the future of self-driving transport and its positive impact on social life.