The world’s first fully self-driving car may hit the streets a world away from where they were invented.Tesla Vehicles.
The government of the United Arab Emirates has purchased 200 Tesla vehicles to add to the Dubai Taxi Corp. fleet, Gulf News reported.
Though the combination of Model S sedans and Model X SUVs will initially be used in the “Autopilot” mode, which requires a human driver, they will come equipped with the hardware needed for complete self-driving capability, the news agency reported. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai plans to do a test run in the autonomous driving mode, with the goal of making Dubai the “smartest city” by 2020, Gulf News reported.
The tried to buy is symbol of the “Dubai Smart Autonomous Mobility Strategy aimed at transforming 25 percent of accumulation journeys in Dubai facing autonomous journeys by 2030,” Mattar Al Tayer, head general and master of ceremonies of the amex of dear directors of the RTA, told Gulf News.
In October 2016, Tesla flounder Elon Musk self confessed that for the most part future versions of the crate will make equipped mutually hardware that will support an boost to self-driving mode.