Driver­less cars now a step closer

7 Days in Dubai - - GITEX TECH WEEK -

After Dubai an­nounced plans to make 25 per cent of all jour­neys in the emi­rate driver­less by the year 2030, Ca­reem’s driver­less pods are on show at GI­TEX. The pods – de­vel­oped with NEXT Fu­ture Trans­porta­tion Inc – are elec­tric, driver­less and can move in­di­vid­u­ally or by at­tach­ing them­selves to other pods, to form a bus-like struc­ture al­low­ing pas­sen­gers to move freely from one pod to another. Bas­sel Al Nahloui – VP of Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment and Gov­ern­ment Re­la­tions at Ca­reem, said: “Our pods are cur­rently in the R&D phase and within a year we will be launch­ing the test phase, whereby fully func­tional pro­to­types will be tested in re­stricted ar­eas.” The pods will be able to seat six pas­sen­gers and al­low up to 10 stand­ing pas­sen­gers.

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