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27 Sep 2022

RTA showcases its achievements at ITS World Congress – Los Angeles

(RTA invites participants to attend Dubai’s ITS World Congress – (16-20 September 2024), the biggest edition of the event)

an image of RTA stand showcasing the most important achievements of Dubai in smart mobility

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) took part in Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress – Los Angeles (ITS 2022), USA, one of the biggest specialist global platforms of intelligent transportation and futuristic mobility communities. The convention discussed a host of topics that included automation, communication, mobility, digital infrastructure, and innovation among others. 

RTA capitalised on the event to promote Dubai's hosting of the ITS World Congress (16-20 September 2024). This unique upcoming edition of the Congress promises to be the biggest of its kind worldwide in terms of attendees, participants and firms. 

Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb, CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services Sector, represented RTA at the congress that brought together heads of global transport authorities, major technology manufacturers, private companies, start-ups and manufacturers of transportation means. 

“RTA was keen to take part in this prominent global event to familiarise the world with Dubai’s achievements in this regard. It had embarked on the practical implementation of a smart mobility strategy highlighted by the Dubai Metro, which lifts more than 650,000 riders per day, and the Dubai Tram powered by self-driving technologies. In the second phase, Dubai Tram will migrate to a 100% self-driving experience. RTA is also trialling the operation of self-driving vehicles and minibuses,” he explained. 

Al Mudharreb exuded confidence in the success of the current edition of the ITS World Congress that has spotlighted the latest ITS trends, which enhances the standing of the congress as a unique platform that brings together industry leaders, specialists, decision-makers, academia, and investors from all over the world to share experiences, knowledge and communication.

Invitation’s Future in Dubai

At the end of the Los Angeles ITS World Congress, Al Mudharreb invited all participants to attend the next round of the ITS World Congress in Dubai (16-20 September 2024), which promises to be unique and the largest of its kind. 

He added: “ITS World Congress – Dubai 2024 is poised to attract about 20 thousand visitors/participants, and 500 exhibitors from 100 countries. The event will hold about 700 panel discussions and arrange 15 technical site visits to projects across the emirate. It has what it takes to be the biggest ever edition in the history of the event. 

“It will feature wide participation from the MENA region more than any previous editions, thanks to the strategic location of Dubai as a crossroad between the east and the west. The congress will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre over an area of 20 thousand square metres,” explained Al Mudharreb. 

The City of Ambitions and Opportunities

Al Mudharreb added: “Dubai is keen on hosting this prominent global event, a perfect fit with the ambitious vision of the city aimed to increase the share of self-driving mobility journeys to as much as 25% of total mobility journeys by 2030. It is also aligned with the key topics of the Dubai ITS World Congress 2024 such as self-driving transport, big data, artificial intelligence and self-driving logistics. 

“Being the first global destination for tourism and business, Dubai has many competitive advantages, given its strategic location in a growing economic region with numerous major cities in the MENA region planning to invest billions of dollars in the transportation infrastructure over the next few years,” he commented. 

Intelligent Transportation Systems

The theme of the current Congress "Transformation by Transportation" underlines the leading role of the ITS community. The itinerary of the congress reflects the quality and diversity of suppliers and how the global community prioritises ITS solutions.

The opening ceremony included a panel discussion with regional leaders on transportation innovation in California, and specifically examined the Los Angeles experience in transportation. The ITS World Congress offers valuable insights from global leaders on important topics such as security systems to promote equitable mobility, decarbonisation, and technology: and how can the ITS offer a sustainable and socially just future.

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