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RTA runs five government innovation labs on artificial intelligence, circular economy and road safety


During the second half of 2023, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) hosted five innovation labs at its Mobility Research and Innovation Center located at the University of Birmingham in Dubai.

The laboratories included activities related to the Traffic and Road Agency, the Railway Agency and the Corporate Administrative Support Services sector, in addition to the Public Transport Agency and the Corporate Technology Support Services Sector.

Road Safety and Artificial Intelligence

“The innovation laboratories addressed objectives and topics related to the roles and responsibilities of each agency. The innovation laboratory of the Roads and Traffic Agency shed light on the importance of improving traffic safety in the field of motorcycle delivery services, as well as the safety of users of electric bicycles and scooters, in addition to promoting pedestrian safety.”

saying Fatima Al Mandoos, Director of Innovation and Pioneering, Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, RTA.

“The Rail Agency Lab aimed to introduce proactive services for users by employing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to sustain assets and improve operational efficiency and services. The laboratory also discussed areas to improve metro station services and sustainable transportation using modern technologies.”

saying To Mandoos.

Circular economy

The Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector laboratory focused on the circular economy and RTAEfforts and initiatives to recycle waste paper and plastic cards. The installation of green chargers aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions and the implementation of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system in all buildings and facilities of the company were also addressed. RTA.

The laboratory also showed RTAThe experience of extending the useful life of products and facilitating repair through the Dubai Metro maintenance system. He also highlighted the use of 3D printing in product design and the implementation of an initiative to recycle aluminum license plate numbers.

Finding solutions

The Public Transport Agency’s lab was an interactive brainstorming session aimed at finding solutions to four challenges: bus schedule compliance, school bus schedules, fine collection and asset management.

The bus schedule brainstorming session focused on identifying challenges and solutions. These solutions included time management and scheduling based on occupancy levels, streamlining ticket validation, improving data sharing with partners, and improving demand management. The School Bus Schedule Lab reviewed solutions such as improving governance, scheduling, and integration systems between RTA and operators.

Regarding asset management, various solutions were presented, such as employing technology for continuous monitoring of assets through alert notifications, providing adequate training to employees to ensure compliance with security systems and tools at the workplace job.

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The Corporate Technology Support Services Sector laboratory aimed to boost innovation and develop ideas and solutions for nol card services to become a leading entity in the fields of ticketing, payments and digital banking functions through of Fintech.

News source: Dubai Press Office


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