Self-driving taxis hit the road in Dubai

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Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority kicked off the service that includes trial runs for the next three months in selected parts of the city.
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“The vehicles feature a high safety and security standard. It can remotely scan and figure out the surroundings, such as light signals and the four sides of the track through a GPS system. It can monitor any object that may have the potential of triggering a collision,” explained Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
Apart from that, the cars can speed up to 35 km per hour and fit up to four riders including a standby driver. The driver can take over in the case of a technical glitch by pressing a button that shifts the car from an autonomous driving mode to the traditional human driving mode.
The cars include Mercedes-Benz sedans with cameras, sensors, and LiDAR system built into the car.
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