RTA to unveil smart rental at Gitex

Smart Rental, the hourly car rental service that was announced last month, will be among a bunch of tech services that the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will unveil at the Gitex Technology Week on Sunday, RTA announced on Saturday.

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Dubai?s deputy ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum tests a Lexus at the Dubai International Motor Show November 10, 2011. Mother-of pearl dashboards and diamond-encrusted hood ornaments at the Dubai International Motor Show this week underlined how the safe-haven status of the United Arab Emirates is fuelling dramatic growth in sales of luxury cars. Picture taken November 10, 2011. To match Feature GULF-AUTOS/ REUTERS/Martin Dokoupil (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TRANSPORT BUSINESS ROYALS SOCIETY WEALTH) - RTR2U3DF

Dubai: Smart Rental, the hourly car rental service that was announced last month, will be among a bunch of tech services that the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will unveil at the Gitex Technology Week on Sunday, RTA announced on Saturday.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, announced that the bunch of services will include smart rental, smart parking, smart lighting, Raqeeb system, which monitors bus drivers’ condition, as well as smart Nol upgrades.

“RTA would soon start work on Phase I of the Smart Parking Project, which enables motorists to identify vacant parking slots on Shaikh Zayed Road, and Al Riqqa area, followed by other paid parking zones,” said Al Tayer.

Smart Parking was successfully piloted last year at a section of Shaikh Zayed Road and it is also in operation at Dubai Mall. More info

By Staff  www.gulfnews.com

Photo. Dubai’s deputy ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum tests a Lexus at the Dubai International Motor Show November 10, 2011.REUTERS/Martin Dokoupil

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