A Conversation About The Future of Mobility
23/03/2022

MAPtm visits #Dubai

Last week, Wim Broeders (CEO) and Tom Alkim (Strategic Advisor Connected & Automated Mobility) went to Dubai to explore the region’s ambitions regarding Connected & Automated Mobility. The “Dubai Self-Driving Transport Strategy & Roadmap” https://lnkd.in/dyFPH_X3, published by the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) reveals that it is Dubai’s goal that 25% of all trips will be driverless by 2030. In several discussions and meetings with some of the key players, more knowledge and insights were gathered about how this ambition will be realized. It certainly looks like Dubai is ready to leap into the future, which does not come as a surprise, The United Arab Emirates have been consistently ranked in the top 10 of the KPMG Automated vehicles Readiness Index https://lnkd.in/gFt3j-W. Illustrating Dubai’s ambition, 4000 automated vehicles from Cruise / GM are ordered and the first 300 of them will be deployed later this year to start offering taxi and e-hail services in 2023.
 
Main event of MAPtm’s visit was the Autonomous Vehicles Mixer organized by the Smart Cities team of Parsons https://lnkd.in/dy2jgwqB and hosted by the In5 tech startup and innovation center https://lnkd.in/g9Zbd7j. To set the scene, three presentations were given, covering the perspectives of the road side (RTA), vehicle side (GM / Cruise) and traffic management side (MAP tm) regarding Connected & Automated Mobility. In the subsequent conversation about the future of mobility, several topics were discussed, such as how to integrate novel Connected & Automated services in the current mobility eco-system, how to overcome gaps in Operational Design Domains (ODDs) and how to organize traffic management for automated vehicles.
 
The Dubai trip was of course completed with a visit to the World Expo including a tour of the mobility district https://lnkd.in/dTK2EiFW and attending the business mixer organized by the Netherlands Business Council https://lnkd.in/dvkMU_6 who partially made the scanning tour possible.
 
Want to know more or discuss? Feel free to contact Wim or Tom
Wim.broeders@maptm.nl
Tom.alkim@maptm.nl

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