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FIRST MOBILITY EDUCATION SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS ROAD SAFETY AND AI POTENTIAL
THE EVENT WITNESSED INDUSTRY EXPERTS SHARE RESEARCH AND INSIGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF DRIVING TRAINING AND ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION
Hosted and organised by Emirates Driving Company (EDC), the world’s first Mobility Education Summit saw leading local and global authorities converge.
Key discussions included technological advances in the field of mobility, road safety education, sustainable mobility solutions and automation among several other pertinent topics concerning driving education and mobility.
Talking about the WHO statistics, the conference highlighted that every year the lives of approximately 1.3 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash.
The United Nations General Assembly has set an ambitious target of halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2030.
To this effect, Abu Dhabi also has vision zero strategy where it aspires to eliminate the road fatalities by the year 2040.
Information, education and awareness drives play a significant role in achieving zero fatality goal.
Abu Dhabi has been conducting several awareness campaigns on how to ride bicycles and e-scooters safely while holding special training and workshop sessions for motorcyclists and other specific target groups including the school bus drivers.
Hailing the role of AI in mobility, the experts at the conference agreed that AI in mobility, machine learning will not be optional.
AI is said to be the technological foundation and the source of significant competitive advantage for decades to come.
Moreover, AI may completely replace the drivers on the road, and this will eliminate the human factor and road safety will be on the highest possible level reducing the number of road accidents.
Celebrating the success of the first summit, Khalid Al Shemeili, CEO of Emirates Driving Company said: “The Mobility Education Summit was filled with great ideas, inspiring speakers and priceless learning opportunities.
“We have already received great feedback from many attendees, and I’m so proud of my team for making it such a huge success.”