Dubai to boast of world’s largest driverless automated vehicle system soon

Dubai can soon boast of having the world’s largest driverless automated vehicle system which will connect an upcoming lifestyle destination off the city’s coast with the metro.

Driverless vehicle on trial in Dubai
Driverless vehicle on trial in Dubai. Photo courtesy: Dubai Media Office

This transport system will be able to carry about 5,000 passengers every hour between Bluewaters Island and Dubai.

2getthere, a developer of sustainable mobility solutions, announced the awarding of the contract. Carel van Helsdingen, CEO of 2getthere, said the automated vehicles will appeal to Dubai’s commuters and encourage the public to visit Bluewaters.

Bluewaters Island is a waterfront project located just off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence, across The Beach and near Dubai Marina.

Bluewater Island in Dubai
Bluewater Island is being developed in Dubai which will have the world's largest and tallest observation wheel. Photo courtesy:

This attractive island is presently being developed. It will showcase Ain Dubai, which is going to become the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel, surpassing the High Roller in Las Vegas and New York Wheel on Staten Island.

This wheel will offer great views of the city, including Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab. This wheel can accommodate 1,400 people at a time in 48 capsules. There will be an entertainment zone beneath the wheel as well.

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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