Friday, October 7, 2022

From flying taxis to robocops – Dubai as tech pioneer

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From flying taxis to Batman-style surveillance motorcycles, Dubai's GITEX expo this week showcased innovations that were symbols of the city-state's ambitions to be a...

Uber, Dubai plan to test flying cars at Expo 2020

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Uber Technologies Inc has reportedly teamed up with officials from Dubai and Dallas to test flying cars within three years. The company aims to hold...
Dubai Taxi RTA

RTA to manage large-scale taxi operations with smart tech

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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will introduce a new smart technology system that will help manage the supply and demand of taxis at...

Dubai to Tesla, Google, Uber: Test your driverless cars here

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Dubai wants Tesla, Google and Uber to test their driverless cars on its roads, a senior Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has said. The emirate...
Future of cars is electric, says Mercedes Benz Middle East CEO

Future of cars is electric, says Mercedes Benz Middle East CEO

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The Middle East will see a significant increase in the adoption of electric cars despite widespread misconceptions of the technology and a relative lack...

Now hail a Tesla in UAE with your Uber app

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Uber, in partnership with Dubai Taxi Corporation, was on Sunday announced as the exclusive ride-hailing partner for DTC's fleet of electric vehicles in the...
Dubai is ready for autonomous taxis, developers announce

Dubai is ready for autonomous taxis, developers announce

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The future of Dubai is on the roads, with smart taxis soon set to be motoring along them with ease (and without an actual driver). Dubai’s first autonomous taxi...
Smart cameras to be fitted to Dubai taxis in Al Yamama initiative

Smart cameras to be fitted to Dubai taxis in Al Yamama initiative

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Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has launched the Al Yamama initiative where its taxis will be fitted with smart cameras. These cameras will monitor the movement...

Dubai introduces ‘luxury’ taxi fleet

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Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has introduced a new fleet of luxury taxis in a move that the firm says will deliver higher standards of transport to customers. The fleet, which launched in June 2012, includes 20 Nissan Infiniti and Toyota Lexus vehicles. The flag-down rate for the vehicles, which come with a sleek black paint-job, remains fixed at AED50 (US$13.60).

Dubai Taxi installs in-cab interactive LCDs, launches Wi-Fi service

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RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has started fitting interactive LCD touch screens together with free Wi-Fi service to its taxi fleet. The test-run of...