Dubai to deploy 'Cruise' driverless cars in 2023

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Dubai is set to become the first location outside the US to operate 'Cruise' driverless vehicles.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with the self-driving car subsidiary of General Motors Co. to operate driverless taxis and ride-hailing services in the emirate

The vehicles are expected to hit Dubai's roads in 2023, taking the city's overall fleet of autonomous cars to 4,000 by 2030.

The all-electric vehicles are environmentally-friendly and capable of serving a wide range of clients from different community segments, including senior citizens and people of determination.

"Our goal is to convert 25 per cent of the total transportation trips in Dubai to self-driving trips through various means of transportation by 2030,” said His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.

He discussed the future of smart mobility with Jeff Bleich, chief legal officer of General Motors-Cruise.

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