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Dubai transport authority maps city to support autonomous cars
This article is part of the CW Middle East issue of April-June 2018
Here Technologies, the former Nokia mapping service that is now owned by a consortium of German auto-makers, has joined up with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to map the city with high-definition technology in support of Dubai’s wider goals around self-driving, autonomous vehicles. The emirate hopes to have a quarter of its public transport system converted to self-driving by 2030, and to accomplish this, HD maps are a must. Initially, the RTA and Here Technologies will run a number of tests to enable Here’s map for autonomous cars, HD Live Map – a self-updating map designed to give users accurate information about road conditions – in the city’s public service vehicles. Abdulla Al Madani, CEO of the RTA’s corporate technology support services sector, said: “RTA has always been a forerunner in harnessing the most sophisticated technologies through collaborating with the world’s best providers to make Dubai the world’s smartest city and make its residents, tourists and visitors happy and satisfied.” The partners will...
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Dubai’s RTA has enlisted Here Technologies to build a high-definition map of the city to support its goals around self-driving cars