Dubai has been a pioneer in introducing new technology to the world and then implementing it in a functional manner, just look at their Police fleet and you know they mean business.
But the plan was to have over 30% of Dubai’s transportation be electric based by 2020, and there might have been talks of introducing geo-map based travel technology that arranges your travel in a very smart way.
The new driverless pods are electric battery-powered pods that are supposed to move individually in tandem with one-another to create a train-like structure in order to ease traffic and reduce carbon impact.
The driverless pods were introduced by the taxi-booking based app “Careem” and the Next Future Transportation tech-start up in the US. The new driverless pods are supposed to work as a mass transportation grid system that shuttles people from door to door.
So how do they work? The pods pick up multiple passengers depending on location like a bus would to make sure everyone gets there on time.
The pods have been designed to pick passengers up on demand and link together in a bus-like form on the journey to get each person from point A to point B as efficiently as possible.
Mudassir Shaikha, co-founder and managing director of Careem, said that “Together, Careem and Next are co-innovating to help solve some of today’s more troubling mass transit problems, including minimising congestion and pollution. Additionally, by providing personalised pick-up and drop-off of users, Next and Careem will help make daily commute more efficient and quick.”