Driverless cars to rule Dubai streets by 2020

Acacus Technologies has just signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to bring driverless technology to Dubai’s roads by 2020. The company is all set to revamp the entire fleet of Dubai Police’s cars so that the city’s streets will be patrolled by driverless vehicles by 2020.

The MoU was signed by the general command of the Dubai Police department, major-general Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police and founder and CEO of Acacus Technologies, Talal Ben Halim.

Acacus will install the self-driving functionality in the existing fleet of cars and other types of vehicles used by Dubai Police. “We are proud to contribute in making Dubai the global hub of technological innovation,” said Rashid Ahmed Bin Rasheed, chairman of the board of Acacus Group.

Acacus is specialising in developing autonomous vehicles and was ranked among the top 100 start-ups by Forbes Middle East in 2017.

Dubai has witnessed a number of cutting-edge technologies including high-speed trains and flying taxis, which are helping elevate the emirate’s status as a smart city. Dubai Police has a number of vehicles in its fleet, including Lamborghini and Aston Martin models.