DUBAI: Dubai will introduce legislation to promote the use of driverless vehicles and invite companies to propose automated transport systems for the emirate, the government said on Monday.
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The fast-growing city state, which has about 2.5 million permanent residents, aims to make 25 percent of its transport -both public and private - driverless by 2030. That should save 22 billion dirhams ($6 billion) in annual costs through greater efficiency and fewer accidents, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum said.
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The government will focus on innovations such as autonomous buses and taxis, it said. It did not give details of the legislation or its plans to introduce new transport systems.