Sharjah launches first smart Taxi in the Middle East

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UAE
  • Date: 05-Aug-2022
  • Source: Gulf Business
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Country: UAE
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Sharjah launches first smart Taxi in the Middle East

Sharjah Taxi has launched the first ‘smart taxi’ in the Middle East. The primary goal of the taxi is to utilise artificial intelligence services in vehicle operations and safety. The move also aims to raise the level of services provided to the public, in accordance with the highest global standards of security and safety. Khalid Al Kindi, executive director of Sharjah Taxi, said that the smart vehicles were equipped with sensors, cameras, a mobile data unit, and other devices connected to an integrated system, with the aim to continue developing work and control mechanisms. “The pilot project benefits from best international practices in the field of intelligent transportation systems, which will undoubtedly contribute to increasing operational efficiency, and provide an integrated network of systems to report instant and accurate information related to transportation movement,” he said. He also highlighted that “the intelligent transportation systems apply modern technologies in the areas of monitoring, information collection, control and means of communication, and utilise the full carrying capacity of road networks and other means of transportation.” He added that “the system helps regulate flow of traffic, facilitate access to key places, monitor driver behaviour, mitigate erroneous practices, and reduce meter manipulations. As a