The RTA of Dubai (Roads and Transport Authority) exhibited its new autonomous taxi system at the technology show, Gitex Technology Week service.
The self operating vehicles are enabled to transport commuters between the first and last mile of their destinations as they go trips such as shopping or the movies and then back home.
As the RTA tells it, the cars can goup to 20mph and fit about 4 passengers. But the question on everyboyd’s mind must be”does it just drive with an empty driver seat”? Of course not, there is a safety driver up front who can grab the wheel at will. The time when the cabs will run totally unsupervised may come someday, but that day is not today. The current model of the taxis are Mercedes Benzes with an wide range of sensors and cameras.