Cruz brings driverless taxis to Dubai
Cruz brings driverless taxis to Dubai

With support from General Motors and Honda, the driverless car maker Cruze will launch the first international self-driving taxi service in Dubai in 2023.

The Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Emirate of Dubai, Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the news on Monday.

The Crown Prince of Dubai said: In order to fulfill the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Dubai will be the first cruise line outside the United States to operate autonomous vehicles. He believes that Dubai is still unparalleled where he lives. And it works the best city. Our goal is to convert 25% of the various modes of transportation in Dubai by various modes of transportation to self-sufficient roads by 2030.

He added: Dubai's vision for the future of autonomous driving is to reduce transportation costs by 900 million dirhams annually and to save 1.5 billion dirhams by reducing pollution by 12% annually, and 18 billion dirhams annually through improvement to achieve efficiency. The return of financial rams. Transportation industry by 2030.

As part of its Ride-Sharing Center, Cruz uses a fully automated Origin sedan that was first used in 2019.

The company has no plans to use the Chevrolet Bolt EVs currently in use in its San Francisco test fleet.

The Origin was designed as a vehicle and at the start of production there are no controls normally associated with human driving, such as: steering wheels or pedals.

Cruz continues to plan to use San Francisco as the first commercial marketplace for automated taxi services.

The company originally planned to launch commercial services in its hometown in 2019, but has not announced or announced a new date.

Origin will begin production at GM's Detroit facility in 2022.

Given the negative impact of the coronavirus epidemic on shared transportation, Cruz recently released a series of new safety protocols designed to keep people out of society on the street and during vehicle disinfection.

In the past three years, Cruz has raised over $ 7.4 billion from multiple investors including SoftBank, Honda, General Motors and Microsoft. The startup is currently valued at $ 19 billion.

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