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‘$3 Million Prize’: RTA’s Self-Driving Transport Challenge in Dubai Opens for Registration – News

By Vaseline May31,2024

Participants must ensure that their solution includes integration between at least two of the mentioned transport modes

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Published: Mon May 27, 2024, 4:55 PM

Last updated: Mon May 27, 2024 10:11 PM

The Roads and Transport Authority announced the opening of registration for the 4th Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport 2025, with a prize of $3 million for the winner.

The challenge involves multiple integrated transportation systems in one area, allowing passengers to use different forms of self-driving transportation.

Participants must ensure that their solution includes integration between at least two of the following transportation modes: autonomous taxi, autonomous shuttles, autonomous buses, autonomous drones, autonomous marine, autonomous logistics, autonomous aviation.

According to the challenge’s official website, all autonomous modes in the proposed solution must meet at least SAE level 3 of autonomy.

The challenge is part of RTA’s strategy to join the government’s commitment to convert 25% of all mobility trips in Dubai to self-driving trips by 2030, a target announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Participants can join as an association of more than one company or as a single entity integrating multiple autonomous transportation systems. All leading companies with expertise in self-driving transport and integrating mobility systems are invited to participate.

Participants can register for the challenge via the dedicated website for this global competition:

The names of the finalists will be announced in October 2024 and the winning company will be unveiled in September 2025 at the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport, with the winning company receiving a $3 million prize.

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