Jul 12 2018
Al Tayer briefs delegation of Bosch on hi-tech transit & traffic systems
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, has received HE Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the BOM Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany. The meeting discussed prospects of cooperation between RTA and Bosch GmbH; a leading global supplier of technology and services such as mobility solutions power tools, thermotechnology and security systems.
Addressing the meeting, Al Tayer reviewed RTA’s efforts in applying smart technologies to monitor the traffic movement and calculate the volumes of traffic congestions on highways and main roads. Such technologies are also used to detect abnormal traffic patterns triggered by accidents, vehicles break down, or extreme vehicular traffic density. Al Tayer also reviewed RTA’s smart customer services and the Dubai Integrated Mobility Platform that offers clients access to the entire transit means in Dubai through a single window (smart app). The Platform integrates RTA’s transit services (metro, tram, buses, marine transit modes & taxis) together with apps of online booking companies such as Uber and Careem.
Discussions touched on the Enterprise Command & Control Center; sophisticated roads and transport control centre unparalleled worldwide. It enables the control and integration of various existing & future transit means of the RTA and facilitates the proper planning of journeys to cope with various mobility challenges in the Emirate. A review was made for RTA’s efforts in providing driverless transportation solutions through embarking on technological tests of autonomous transit means under Dubai climatic conditions. Such a drive replicates Dubai Self-driving Transport Strategy aimed at transforming 25% of total mobility trips in Dubai into Self-driving trips using various modes of transport by 2030.
HE Dr Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the BOM Robert Bosch GmbH, was greatly impressed by the projects & initiatives undertaken by the RTA in the field of smart services, autonomous transit means, and the application of modern technology in traffic systems. He added that Bosch would be looking forward to enhancing cooperation with the RTA and taking part in planned future mobility projects of the RTA. For smart cities, Bosch offers connected solutions in the areas of mobility, energy, buildings, security, and e-governance.