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Downtown Dubai to feature driverless cars for tourists

The driver-less vehicles that were first seen in Dubai earlier this year at the second Mena Transport Congress and Exhibition are to be rolled out in Downtown.

The box-like vehicles ran exhibitors between sites on a very short pre-programmed route, carrying up to 10 passengers at one time.

So successful and popular were the little pods, that Emaar Properties will now use them on a 700 meter track around the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.

Built around a high-tech sensor system, the cars are fitted with a number of safety features in line with traditional automobiles. They are considered to be the first phase of a campaign to have 25 per cent of journeys in Dubai to be ‘driverless’ by 2030

These particular vehicles are named EZ10.

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Future technologies are hot topic in the UAE right now, with the likes of Hyperloop being heavily linked with a launch in the region in the next few years, as well as a number of other ‘smart’ concepts.

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