Smart Mobility MENA

Car rental companies to leverage UAE-based smart mobility platform

ekar, the Middle East's first and largest personal mobility company, has partnered with CarPro, a sophisticated car rental fleet management platform. This collaboration enables car rental and leasing companies from over 40 countries to digitally rent more than 500,000 cars via the ekar platform.

Emirates, DHA start digital verification of COVID-19 medical records for UAE based travellers  

Emirates Airlines customers who have undertaken a PCR test in Dubai can choose to check-in without presenting their physical COVID-19 PCR test report. Moreover, customers who have received their COVID-19 vaccination at a Dubai Health Authority (DHA) health centre in Dubai can, together with their COVID-19 PCR test results, have their documents synchronised during flight check-in. The new streamlined verification procedures will enable secure and faster processing times for customers departing from Dubai International Airport. The information will then be matched-up with the entry requirements of the destination.

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.

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