RTA signs agreement with BeemCar to develop sky pods in Dubai
RTA and BeemCar, one of the biggest developers of sky pods, signed an agreement to develop futuristic mobility solutions through sky pods built on suspended transport technology. His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA); and His Excellency Chris Heaton-Harris, Minister of State at the Department for Transport, UK, witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two companies.
According to the agreement, the company will develop sky pods; a futuristic urban mobility system in Dubai. The operation of such units occupies land area several times less than conventional means of the same capacity. They are also power-efficient, small in size and light in weight, and mounted with steel wheels that run on suspended rails.
In a statement, Al Tayer said, “The signing of the agreement is part of RTA’s efforts to deploy autonomous transit means in line with the Dubai Self-Driving Transport Strategy aimed at diverting 25% of total mobility journeys in Dubai to autonomous transit means by 2030. The move corresponds to RTA’s efforts to enhance the integration of mass transit modes and offer a solution to the first and last-mile challenge; which helps riders reach their final destinations.”
Al Tayer and the British Minister also discussed means of boosting relationships and sharing expertise between RTA and its counterpart in the UK in the field of rail operation, self-driving transport and control systems.