• AI implementation credited with reduction in bus crashes in Dubai

    The implementation of AI has been credited with the sharp decline in the number of accidents caused by fatigued bus drivers on Dubai’s congested roads.

  • Cisco unveils concepts for connected roadways and seamless travel

    Cisco announced its range of concepts designed to create a seamless experience for tourists and commuters as they navigate urban cities at Gitex Technology Week 2019.

  • DEWA, RTA allow electric vehicles owners to use Green Charger services

    To enhance seamless digital integration of Dubai’s infrastructure as global technological advanced city, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will let all electric vehicles (EV) owners to use Green Charger services when they register their EVs at the Roads and Transport Authority Dubai (RTA). DEWA will also instantly create an EV account for them once registered. The new service enables EV owners (commercial and non-commercial) to charge their vehicles at more than 300 DEWA EV green charger stations across the Emirate.

  • Dubai deemed global pioneer in smart mobility

    Industry leaders say Dubai is now a global pioneer for the use of autonomous vehicles as part of a futuristic transport network.  

  • Dubai set to experience new autonomous aerial transportation

    In its effort to build efficient solutions for developing an aerial transport network in Dubai, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French mobility specialist MND, a leading company in the ropeways industry.

  • Dubai Taxi Corporation launches new taxis equipped with smart cameras

    RTA's Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has launched "Al Yamama" initiative where DTC's taxis will be fitted with smart cameras. These cameras will monitor the movement of the taxi driver and objects in the interior and exterior of the vehicle.

  • Dubai: the first city outside the US to operate self-driving vehicles by 2023

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Cruise, a General Motors subsidiary, signed a strategic partnership to operate autonomous vehicles — robotaxis — in the emirates by 2023. As a result, Dubai will be the first city outside the US to operate self-driving Cruise vehicles.

  • Dubai’s RTA and Uber meet to discuss affordable mobility solutions

    Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has had discussions with Uber regarding boosting cooperation and the initial results of a study for offering new budget mobility products in support of Dubai Vision 2021 with a view to meeting the needs of customers seeking affordable mobility solutions.

  • Dubai’s RTA announces new project to expand its smart traffic system

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a Dhs590m ($160.6m) project to manage its smart traffic system with the aim of containing bottlenecks and accidents through a control center which will be built in Al Barsha.

  • Dubai’s RTA committed to increasing safety with smart school buses

    With the aim of improving Dubai and RTA's reliable school transport service, RTA's Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) announced its plan to run a fleet of 368 buses to lift about 8873 students in 17 schools contracted for the new academic year. The number of buses and schools grew from 270 buses serving 14 schools during the academic year 2016-2017.

  • Dubai’s RTA fits 5000 trucks with smart monitoring devices

    The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai confirmed that more than 5,000 heavy vehicles have been fitted with smart monitoring devices that remotely detect vehicle faults and drivers' attitudes on roads. The service, which has been launched via the recently opened Vehicles Safety Center at Jebel Ali Free Zone, has become mandatory to all companies operating trucks exceeding 20 years in service.

  • Dubai’s RTA Readies Plan to Monetize Its Data

    Dubai’s RTA Readies Plan to Monetize Its Data

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has finalised a master plan for investing its data in line with the provisions of Law No. 26 of 2015 Regulating Data Dissemination and Exchange in Dubai and subsequent policies.

  • Excavation works of all tunnels of UAE National Rail Network completed

    The excavation works of National Rail Network that will support the development of the transport and logistics system of UAE for the next fifty years has been completed, according to national news agency.

  • Hybrid taxis constituted 50% of Dubai Taxi fleet in 2020, says RTA

    The total number of hybrid/electric taxis and limousines in Dubai amounted to 4,683 in 2020, according to Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general, chairman of the board of executive directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

  • Museum of The Future, RTA Exhibit Smart City Mobility

    Museum of The Future, RTA Exhibit Smart City Mobility

    The Museum of the Future and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) are showcasing future mobility solutions, from personal jet packs to self-driving cars.

  • New smart time management system for taxis in Dubai

    Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is launching a Smart Time Management System (STMS) at venues of various events such as exhibitions and conferences. The system enables RTA to get real time data on numbers of visitors and accordingly deploy the appropriate number of transit means. It also enables passengers to get information on the number of available vehicles along with the expected waiting time.

  • RTA applies augmented reality for Dubai Tram maintenance

    As part of its commitment to using technologies that serve time and effort as well as punctuality of operational processes, Road Transport Authority (RTA) is using augmented reality (AR) in the maintenance of the Dubai Tram.

  • RTA confirms it has started trialing ‘smart license’ plates

    The Road Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed that it has commenced trials on 'smart license' plates in Dubai. The Authority has embarked upon a number of highly ambitious and unique transportation projects in the last few years such as autonomous buses and flying taxis. This latest project involving 'smart license' plates is part of Dubai Smart City initiative.

  • RTA introduce smart signals in effort to reduce pedestrian accidents in Dubai

    Road and Transport Authority (RTA) have begun trialing smart signals technology in an effort to ensure a safe crossing for pedestrians and reduce the number of accidents in Dubai. The RTA have begun conducting tests and the sensor-based light system was installed by RTA on Al Saada Street, which is located in the densely-populated area close to Dubai's financial district.

  • RTA launches trial period of two electric buses until March 2022

    Dubai’s roads and transport authority (RTA) has launched a trial run of two electric buses between La Mer South, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz street and Al Sufouh tram station. The launch is coordinated with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Volvo Bus Company, Meraas Real Estate, and ABB Group, reflecting RTA’s efforts to provide sustainable and environmentally-friendly mass transit means.