Dutch Technology Firm Plans Self-drive System In Dubai
Are you planning on visiting Dubai? Soon, you’ll be able to visit the world’s largest ferris wheel off the coast by driverless shuttle. Dutch technology company 2getthere will supply Dubai with the new, automated vehicles.
2getthere is a world-leading developer of sustainable mobility solutions. The system, created by the Utrecht-based firm, will provide transport for up to 5,000 passengers an hour. It will be the largest of its sort in the world, with 25 vehicles able to carry 24 passengers each.
The vehicles connect Bluewaters Island, now under construction, with the city’s metro network. The new island will house residences, hotels, shops and restaurants and Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel.
With a proven track record with driverless vehicles in the Netherlands, 2getthere CEO Carel Van Helsdingen now sees opportunities for more smart city solutions after Dubai: ‘The Bluewaters application demonstrates the capability of 2getthere’s systems to provide significant capacities, making them a financially attractive alternative for the expensive, traditional rail-guided APM systems at airports and campuses.”
More automated trips
The system is part of a project headed by United Arab Emirates construction group Meraas.
The Dutch system fits in with Dubai’s aim to complete 25% of all trips with automated systems by the year 2030.