Al Tayer launches Second Edition of Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

Published: 19 October 2019 - 1:30 p.m.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the second edition of the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport under the theme: ‘Self-driving Logistics Services,’ covering ground transport, drones, and others. The idea is to broaden the scope and applications for potential companies that will take part in the challenge. RTA will start receiving submissions as of March 2020, and winners will be announced in October 2021.

An announcement to this effect was made at the concluding ceremony of the Dubai World Congress and Challenge for Self-Driving Transport 2019 in the presence of key officials of and representatives of participating companies.

“The RTA received about 65 submissions from leading firms, start-ups as well as local and international universities. 15 participants made their way to the finals and seven were announced as winners of prizes totaling US$5.1 million (about AED19 million),” said Al Tayer.

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