13 Dec 2018
Innovation lab for ‘Internet of Trains’ in collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has adopted an array of innovative ideas focused on rejuvenating the ‘Internet of Rail’ initiative, which aims at enhancing the services provided to Metro and Tram riders comprising residents, tourists and visitors of Dubai.
RTA’s Rail Agency, in collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Company, organized a workshop at RTA’s Government Innovation Lab, Al Sufouh to discuss a host of ideas. Participants have come out with 70 innovative ideas about revamping the Internet of Rail idea to ensure smart communication with trains and their infrastructure.
Attendees included Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency, along with several directors and staff of the RTA. Representatives of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Company and some concerned operators, including the Dubai Metro and Tram operators, attended.
“The Lab also discussed the future concepts of the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence as well as challenges ahead and how to tackle them in a way that realises RTA’s objectives of bringing happiness to clients from all community members,” said Abdul Mohsen.
“We met today to share innovative ideas with the aim of developing the best solutions and delivering excellent services capable of boosting customer’s satisfaction and happiness,” he added.
The Lab is compatible with Dubai Government direction of supporting innovation and RTA’s plan to nurture the culture of innovation. The overall objective is to ensure the success of all projects undertaken and deliver them to the highest international standards as well as RTA’s strategy of increasing public transport ridership. It is also part of RTA’s commitment to hold government innovation labs and generate ideas that contribute to an excellent working environment.