Sheikh Mohammed issues new laws for driverless vehicles in Dubai

According to the law, the city’s Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) will oversee the acquisition of licenses, which will all be issued in Dubai. Only after a vehicle has passed the RTA’s technical test, which includes its technological ability to read road signs, can the license be issued. Only with RTA approval can operators transfer vehicle ownership, and operators must take responsibility for covering the costs of all damages in the event of an accident…

It’s all part of Sheikh Mohammed’s vision to convert 25 per cent of transportation trips in Dubai to driverless trips by 2030. The launch is in keeping with Dubai’s future plans and in line with the city’s autonomous driving strategy.

An agreement was signed with Cruise Company – an American-owned business, to provide the vehicles. It makes Dubai the first city outside of the United States of America where Cruise commercially operates these vehicles.