Connected and autonomous vehicles will become a common feature on our roads within the next decade and will change the way we use and think about personal and commercial transport - both in terms of ownership and operation. They will also have a major impact on road networks and city planning, so it is vital for legislators and business leaders to consider how they will adapt to this new technology.
The Economist Corporate Network is convening an exclusive lunchtime briefing at the Capital Club on Tuesday 25 February to explore these issues in the company of a genuine regional expert.
DG World is a world leader in the field of automation and robotics, and it based here in Dubai. It is the company behind the fully autonomous container trucks operating at DP World's Jebel Ali terminal. And in 2018 it launched the first autonomous taxi in the region in cooperation with the RTA.
I will be "in conversation with" DG World's CEO Bilal Al-Hattab to ask him about the development and deployment of automated vehicle technology, and how soon we can expect to see fully autonomous vehicles on the region's roads.
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