Using advanced technology and applying best practices to combat Covid-19 outbreaks. Transport Security Department in Dubai can now screen out potential coronavirus carriers with the help of smart helmets that can quickly measure body temperature in crowds. The cameras attached to the helmets with feature of infrared thermal imaging enables wearers to measure temperature with an efficiency of 200 people/min. in addition to that, it includes other Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies such as face recognition, QR Codes scanning and car number reading technology.
From 1 July 2018, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will start the actual implementation of Phase 3 of Dedicated Bus and Taxi Lanes (Masar). This Phase will cover a short distance at the entrances of Jumeirah Lakes Metro Station. The dedicated bus lane extends 1.8 km.
Putting customers at the centre of public transport services and inspired by Dubai’s vision to be the happiest city in the world, the theme of this year’s UITP MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition was “Pioneering for Customer Happiness.”
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Next Future Transportation, launched the first tests of the world's first autonomous pods on the sidelines of the World Government Summit. The step is part of RTA’s efforts under Dubai Future Accelerators initiatives.
The Transport Security Department has participated in the 9th "Car Free Day" initiative, by encouraging staff to use public transport and practicing the use of eco-friendly vehicles which reduce the level of Co2 and thermal emission. The participation in environmental awareness initiatives comes in cohesion with a target set by the government aiming to make Dubai the leading city in carbon emission reduction.