Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has provided much awaited update about the 3rd Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport 2023.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the event is 1st-of-its-kind in the field of self-driving transport, with submissions to focus on self-driving buses.
The registrations to the Challenge opened on 30th May 2022, through its designated website.
The Finalists of the Challenge will be declared in October 2022 with winners being announced at the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport 2023 which will be held in October 2023. Candidates will compete for prizemoney amounting to $2.3 million.
The competition is part of RTA’s ongoing efforts to promote the leading role of Dubai in self-driving transport, and its commitment to realizing the Government’s vision to transform 25 percent of total mobility journeys in Dubai into driverless journeys by 2030.
THE 3RD EDITION
The highlight of the 3rd Edition of the Competition will be a new competition format in the field of self-driving buses. It highlights RTA’s commitment to driving the pioneering efforts of the Dubai Government and expanding the use of autonomous technologies across the board. $2 million have been allocated to Leading Companies, and $300,000 have been set aside for Local Academia.
All local and global firms can make submissions under the Leading Companies category, provided that the company is registered in the country of origin or locally and operate in the field of developing or operating self-driving buses.
The Local Academia category includes all universities, institutes and research centers in the UAE interested in autonomous technologies research and engaged in developing related models.