In a three-year collaboration agreement, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Al Futtaim Automotive will use 360 vehicles, including electric and hybrid models, at Dubai’s major conferences and events.
The deal was signed outside of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Barcelona.
These include Volvo vehicles equipped with cutting-edge technology. The user interface on these buses is simple, which helps the drivers manage their itineraries. The revolutionary passenger counting system on the smart bus uses cutting-edge sensors. Wheelchair users have a reserved space on the bus.
They have touch screens that offer drivers real-time data on temperature, door status, battery usage rate, and alarms and messages. They also include a unique geographic navigation system that tells the driver about the surroundings and whether the road is safe for the bus.
The buses have a monitoring system to monitor the driver’s health and identify signs of weariness. Alerts are communicated to the driver and recorded for later investigation.
There are three versions of the electric car. Driving distances for each are 444 km, 542 km, and 482 km, respectively.
The SUV offers adequate storage for both passengers’ belongings and their bags. The car has seven airbags and advanced safety features, including lane-keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring, front and rear collision alarms, and a 420km range.
The 521km-range electric vehicle variant has a 3.9-second 0 to 100km acceleration time. The “seven-dimensional quad-layer” safety matrix that powers the HAN provides the safest battery safety system in the world by maintaining its stability at extreme temperatures.
Greening subsequently up
“The partnership supports the UAE’s efforts to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, a goal that is consistent with the objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA Board of Executive Directors. The D33 plan aims to strengthen ties with the private sector to maintain Dubai’s status as one of the top metropolitan economies in the world.
The RTA plans to convert all its public buses to electricity and hydrogen by 2050 and all its taxis to run on electricity and hydrogen by 2040.