RTA, FedEx debut Roxo autonomous delivery device in Dubai
Dubai’s Public Transport Authority CEO says the delivery bot is designed to travel on sidewalks to deliver shipment to customers
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and courier delivery firm FedEx Express, a subsidiary of New York Stock Exchange-listed (NYSE) FedEx Corp, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the international debut of autonomous delivery device Roxo in Dubai.
According to the Dubai Media Office, the MoU was signed by chief executive officer of Public Transport Agency, Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, on behalf of Dubai’s RTA and regional president for FedEx Express in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, and Africa, James Muhs, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, received the list of winners for the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport from the delivery robot Roxo at the opening of the Dubai World Congress, which is being held on 15-16 October at the DWTC.
Commenting on the delivery bot in the UAE, Bahrozyan said: “We are proud that Dubai will be the future host of the delivery device Roxo for the first time outside of the US."
"This step complements the UAE AI Strategy, Dubai Self-Driving Transport Strategy, and RTA’s first strategic goal: Smart Dubai.”
Bahrozyan added: “This autonomous personal delivery device will play a new role in the last-mile delivery challenge as it is designed to travel on sidewalks, and along roadsides, safely delivering smaller shipments to customers’ homes, and businesses.”