UAE students design smart road safety device for drowsy drivers

Three high school students in Abu Dhabi have designed a smart road safety device that can rouse drivers falling asleep while behind the wheels. The smart device can monitor motorists throughout their driving journey and wake them up by talking to them using an intelligence system or by using warning lights or horn if the driver is drowsy.

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Dubai RTA wins top awards for cloud, network

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently won the Cloud Implementation of the Year Award and the Fixed Network Implementation of the Year Award from ITP Group.

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RTA introduces VR driver training

The Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Public Transport Agency has launched Virtual Reality (VR) technology in training and qualifying passenger transport drivers, rendering RTA the first government entity in the Middle East to use VR technology in this field.

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Abu Dhabi legalises e-scooter rentals to cut congestion

Abu Dhabi will allow companies to rent out electric scooters to be used on pedestrian and cycle paths. The city's transport authority said the vehicles can be used on the Corniche and Khalifa Street in the initial trial.

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Abu Dhabi said to introduce road tolls

Abu Dhabi will introduce road tolls as part of a new law issued by President Sheikh Khalifa on Sunday. According to local media, drivers who don't pay the fee after crossing a toll will be liable for AED 10,000 fines

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Saudi Arabia to host longest hyperloop test track

Saudi Arabia could host the longest test and certification hyperloop track in the world after a partnership deal was struck between Virgin Hyperloop One, the futuristic rapid transit system backed by Dubai-based ports operator DP World, and the kingdom’s Economic City Authority (ECA).

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Dubai building Expo transport system for 25m visitors

Dubai is currently building an advanced transport system through several vital projects that will serve the expected 25 million visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai, which will take place under the slogan 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'

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New project to ease traffic flow on key Dubai roads

Over 45 per cent of the construction works have been completed on the bridges and roads leading to Dubai Hills Mall at the junction of Umm Suqeim Street and Al Khail Road, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announce

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UAE driving licence: Parking tests become fully automated

Taking a yard test for your driver's licence in Dubai has now become a "100 per cent" automated process. This means that your skills in parallel, side and garage parking and sudden braking will be judged by cameras and sensors installed in 'smart vehicles'.

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90% of Dubai limousine fleet to go green by 2026

The Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed an initiative to transform 90 per cent of limousines operating in Dubai into environmental-friendly vehicles, hybrid/electric, by 2026. The initiative is the first of its kind worldwide in the semi-total conversion of the limousine fleet into green vehicles.

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Abu Dhabi reveals number plate recognition technology

Radars in the UAE’s capital will now be able to read number plates and monitor traffic flow and the number of vehicles in the area, Abu Dhabi Police said.The radars are equipped with new technology known as automatic number plate recognition (ANPR)

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Gulf Traffic Exhibition Strikes Landmark Partnership with Saudi Transport Ministry

The Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference, which will take place 4-6 of December 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, have, for the first time ever, signed a strategic partnership with the Saudi Transport Ministry (TM) aimed at increasing collaboration between transport suppliers, as well as giving the TM an international platform to promote their extensive list of current and upcoming transport projects.

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Jenoptik's Speed Measurement Systems Aim To Achieve Global Safety

In an increasingly digital world, safety and security solutions need to be capable of detecting and deterring potential threats in real time. Jenoptik is pioneering markets with its end-to-end solutions for achieving more global safety in the public space.

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RTA launches AI scanners for parking

Smart devices equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) features have been launched to monitor Dubai’s paid parking zones, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Wednesday. The smart scan system, mounted on the RTA’s parking inspection vehicles, will help better monitor and enforce parking payment across the city.

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Siemens Making Complex Tasks Simple

Siemens abides by making complex tasks simple with an array of technologies and systems across a broad range of traffic and transport disciplines. As the company points out, it is digitalisation that revolutionises traffic. A good example is the integration of the Internet of Things/Traffic (IoT) in urban infrastructure which is gaining traction and, in the future, it will be the digital presence that counts.

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RTA To Create HD Map Of Dubai To Support Autonomous Driving

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and HERE Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to map the city with high-definition technology for the first time. According to RTA, a HD map is vital for Dubai to be able to achieve its goal of having 25 percent of public transport be self-driving by 2030.

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Hyperloop To Create a $10 Billion Annual Supply Chain Manufacturing Eco-System

Hyperloop One inked an agreement with the Roads and Transport Authority to explore using Hyperloop One technology in Dubai. The Gulf Traffic team interviewed Leslie Horwitz, Strategic Communications Manager for Hyperloop One to understand the progress of their vision to connect Dubai to the greater United Arab Emirates.

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