Uber studies low-cost cabs, carpooling, driverless taxis in Dubai

Taxi riders in Dubai might soon get to experience Uber services available in other major cities across the world as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed a deal with the e-hail taxi provider on Wednesday.

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Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Anthony Khoury, Regional D

Dubai: Taxi riders in Dubai might soon get to experience Uber services available in other major cities across the world as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed a deal with the e-hail taxi provider on Wednesday.

Uber has been operating in Dubai for the last three years, providing only premium limousine services, but under the new agreement, the company will be part of RTA’s integrated mobility platform and more importantly, will launch a study that will explore the viability of low-cost transport solutions.

“The agreement with Uber offers a new service for residents and visitors who wish to move around Dubai by taxis and limousines. RTA, in cooperation with Uber, is considering the deployment of new mobility options to cater to the needs of customers in Dubai and reduce vehicles on the roads,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA. More info

By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  gulfnews.com

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