UAE - Dubai Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre inaugurated
Wednesday, 11 11 2020, Category: Technology, Country: U.A.E
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the Dubai Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre, constructed by the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, at a cost of AED590 million.
The facility is considered one of the biggest and most sophisticated traffic control centres worldwide in terms of smart technology use and the management of traffic systems. It is developed to meet the needs of Dubai’s rapid urban growth and the infrastructure expansion required for Expo 2020, as well as support current and future transport systems.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was received at the Centre, by Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, and several officials of the Authority.
Sheikh Mohammed unveiled a memorial to mark the official opening of the Centre. Later, he watched a film on the improvement and expansion of intelligent traffic systems aimed at supporting the government’s drive to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. The Centre, which employs smart technologies and software to ease mobility across Dubai, expands the coverage of intelligent traffic systems from 11 percent to 60 percent of the roads network in the emirate. The new facility will improve the time for detection of road incidents and prediction of congestions, apart from facilitating a speedy response to them.
A hub for managing traffic movement across the emirate, the Dubai Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre is a state-of-the-art technology platform that uses artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things and technologies of advanced communication systems. It connects with numerous devices for monitoring traffic, capturing data and running other smart services. Through intelligent traffic systems, the Centre has the ability to monitor and manage current and future roads network all over Dubai.
Source: Emirates News Agency