Deadline set for Dubai’s Dh6.3 million self-driving transport competition – The National

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The emirate is gearing up for 25 per cent of all trips to be made in self-driving transport by 2030  A Jaguar I Pace autonomous vehicle takes people on a drive at the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport. Chris Whiteoak/The National Aug 2, 2020 August 2, 2020 A deadline of August 31 has been set for entries to this year’s Dubai World Self-Driving Transport Challenge. There are prizes of up to Dh6.3 million up for grabs at the annual event which is organised by the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The aim of the challenge is to encourage industry leaders, start-ups and the education sector to tackle transport challenges faced by cities around the globe. The event, which is in its second year, is seen as a key to plans to have 25 per cent of all trips in Dubai being made in self-driving transport by 2030. “The theme of the second round of the Self-Driving Transport Challenge covers ground transport means and drones among others,” said Ahmed Bahrozyan, more...