Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has revealed that it is currently working on setting up rooms for public bus passengers known as umbrellas, providing them on demand and when needed, calling them flexible waiting sites, and they are currently working on developing models for those rooms that they will build with the 3D printing feature, also announcing Traffic control center launch date in Al Barsha next April.
This was stated by Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, Mattar Al Tayer, during his participation in a major discussion session during the work of the second day of the activities of the Dubai International Project Management Forum. During his participation, he indicated that the authority is currently working on building the traffic control center in Al Barsha, which will be operational no later than mid-2020. He emphasized that the authority will be able to convert 90% of the taxis operating in Dubai to electric or hybrid by 2026, noting that they have It operates a bus service upon request, and it is currently conducting tests on electric buses.
Al Tayer said that the authority is currently conducting experiments on operating electric buses, pointing out that the technological and industrial development brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution imposed on governments, developing the foundations of city planning and planning transport and road infrastructure in line with future requirements, especially in light of the continuous population growth witnessed by Various major cities in the world.
Al Tayer said that the authority launched a package of projects and initiatives to keep pace with the developments of the future of mobility, through the use of artificial intelligence and big data through the launch of a unified control center for transport and road systems, which deals with approximately 75 million information per day. He also mentioned cooperation with (Karim) company in providing the Hala service for electronic reservation of taxi vehicles, which reduced the time to get taxi vehicles from 12 minutes to 3.5 minutes, and through the free WiFi service we passed the language barrier by providing simultaneous translation in various languages For dealers.
On the future vision for transportation in the year 2040, Al Tayer said that there are many challenges, variables and unknown aspects in the transportation scene over the next 20 years, as technology is developing rapidly, and dealing with this situation requires using the method of analyzing scenarios to plan the future, and develop the foundations of planning Cities and planning of transportation infrastructure and roads in proportion to future requirements
Al Tayer added that there is an urgent need for concerted efforts of all relevant sectors to develop future scenarios to support taking the right decisions for the future of the Emirate of Dubai, and to use special tools to monitor global trends and develop a suitable plan of action for the future, indicating that the rational leadership in Dubai foresaw early on the future of mobility, where His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, has seven main principles for the cities of the future, including the fundamental transformation in city design, the way of mobility, the way of life, the way of exploiting resources, the concept of competitiveness, city economies, and governance, and on the basis of Z Roads and Transport Authority, the Authority has developed scenarios for the future of mobility in Dubai for the years 2030 2071.