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UAE launches first driverless, 100% electric vehicle

12-seater shuttle bus will certainly deliver trainees, team around the Sas Al Nakhl University

Sheikh Hamed container Zayed Al Nahyan, Participant of the Exec Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Khalifa College of Scientific Research and also Modern technology, observed the launch of the Khalifa College independent car (AV), the UAE’s very first driverless, independent 12-seater shuttle bus that will certainly deliver trainees and also team around the Sas Al Nakhl University.

He likewise participated in the finalizing of an AED170-million operating contract for the Emirates ICT Technology Centre (EBTIC) by the 3 creators Khalifa College, Etisalat, and also BT (U.K.), along with UAE’s Telecoms and also Digital Federal Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA).

Khalifa College has therefore come to be the very first college in the UAE to release an AV on university that can likewise run in ‘actual setting’ off university, bringing wise lasting flexibility to the area and also adding to the UAE’s lasting advancement efforts.

The driverless and also 100% electrical shuttle bus is just one of the first-ever independent cars to be released in the UAE in a ‘combined website traffic setting’, as it can drive when traveling with various other vehicles. T he environment-friendly shared transport option will certainly likewise supply a r & d system to professors and also scientists at the Khalifa College Centre for Robotics and also Autonomous Solutions (KU-CARS), to examine independent driving in tough situations.

With around 50 scientists and also cutting edge research laboratory centers, KU-CARS offers a dynamic multidisciplinary setting for performing robotics and also independent vehicle-related study and also development.

Sheikh Hamed claimed: “The independent car at Khalifa College’s SAN University mirrors the College’s dedication to add to Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 targets in the direction of producing an expertise economic situation, and also making Abu Dhabi a globe center of r & d. It likewise adds in the direction of driving development while producing understanding and also human resources. Congratulations to the professors, scientists and also trainee designers that have actually done a good task by making us pleased with such a success by a regional college in the UAE.”

Throughout his go to, Sheikh Hamed met trainees from ‘Al Nokhba’ program, that are likewise participants of National and also Get Solution, in the visibility of Brigadier-General Obaid Ali Al-Mansoori, Supervisor of the Directorate of Details and also Corporate Interaction, National and also Get Solution Authority, talked about study tasks connected to independent shuttle bus, and after that took a team image with the UAE Armed force students.

After the launch, Sheikh Hamed took a trip in the driverless AV in between different structures within the SAN University.

Participants of the Khalifa College Board of Trustees consisting of Salem Rashed Al Nuaimi, President, Abu Dhabi Wellness Providers Business, SEHA, Salem Butti Salem AlQubaisi, Director-General, UAE Room Firm, and also Humaid Al Shammari, Replacement Team Chief Executive Officer and also Principal Corporate and also Human Being Funding Police Officer, Mubadala Investment firm, likewise participated in at the occasion, along with Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Exec Vice Head Of State, Khalifa College.

Sheikh Hamed likewise saw the Khalifa College Centre for Autonomous Robotics Solutions (KU-CARS) at SAN university, that includes the shuttle bus’s procedures area. He revealed eager passion for more information concerning the safety and security and also safety and security attributes of the AV, car monitoring methods, the security cam network system and also various other attributes of the Khalifa College AV. Dr. Lakmal Seneviratne, Supervisor, KUCARS, and also Dr. Jorge Manuel Miranda Dias, Teacher, Electric Design and also Computer technology, provided Sheikh Hamed a summary of the whole task.

Later On, Sheikh Hamed saw the Autonomous Automobiles Laboratory to recognize even more concerning future strategies consisting of a job to accomplish problems for driving the shuttle bus without a driver, the SAN University simulator, and also the simulator system to make brand-new formulas.

The Khalifa College AV can find and also prevent possible barriers many thanks to the onboard sensing units, Light Discovery and also Ranging (LiDAR) cams, GPS, odometry and also inertial dimension devices. The shuttle bus are likewise outfitted with onboard Wi-Fi interactions to catch information created throughout procedure.

The shuttle bus run securely and also efficiently in a vast array of atmospheres, consisting of differing website traffic problems such as set apart roadways, combined website traffic with bikes and also pedestrians, combined website traffic with low-speed vehicles, along with altering climate condition.

Sheikh Hamed checked out the College cutting-edge tasks showcased by professor– Dr. Fahad Al Maskari, Aide Teacher, Aerospace Design, Dr. Majed Khonji, Aide Teacher, Electric and also Computer System Design and also Dr. Hamad Karki, Partner Teacher, Mechanical Design. The tasks on screen consisted of an unmanned robotic developed by the trainees led by Dr. Majid Khonji, that won leading area in the Ground Robotics group at the Dubai Globe Difficulty for Self-Driving Transportation 2021.

An additional unmanned drone, developed by trainees led by Dr. Hamad Karki, which won 2nd area in the Drones group at the Dubai Globe Difficulty, was likewise on screen. Likewise on screen was the model of Al Nokhba’s Agile independent UAV task, led by Dr. Yahya Zweiri, Partner Teacher, Aerospace Design, and also his group of Al Nokhba trainees.

Sheikh Hamed likewise checked out tasks by EBTIC, led by Dr. Nawaf Al Moosa, EBTIC’s Performing Supervisor, and also observed the finalizing of the operating contract amounting to AED170-million. EBTIC Board participants that existed consisted of Dr Mohammed Ebrahim Al Mualla, Undersecretary of Education And Learning for Academic Matters, Ministry of Education And Learning, Teacher Dr. Tim Whitley, Taking Care Of Supervisor, Applied Study, BT, Saleh Sayed Ahmed, Divisional Head of Digital Providers and also Client Experience Department of Modern Technology, Etisalat, and also Dr. Steve Griffiths, Senior Citizen Vice-President, R & D, Khalifa College.

Saleh Sayed Ahmed, Vice-President, Digital Providers and also Client Experience Department of Modern Technology, Etisalat and also a Senior citizen Monitoring Board participant of EBTIC, claimed: “Etisalat is thrilled to sustain EBTIC in driving sophisticated smart systems modern technologies’ development for the Future generation Networks (NGNs) and also NGN-enabled ICT applications and also solutions. As a leader in 5G and also an excellent enabler of modern technologies, Etisalat has actually constantly accepted the most up to date modern technologies via its approach of ‘Driving the electronic future to equip cultures’. We eagerly anticipate enhancing our connections with EBTIC and also adding to the following degree of advancement by playing a higher function in the electronic lives of scientists, customers and also business.”

Paul O’Brien, AI, Solution, Safety And Security and also Workflow Study Supervisor, Applied Study, BT, claimed: “We’re thrilled to proceed BT’s participation in EBTIC for its 3rd stage of procedures. EBTIC has actually confirmed to be a really effective joint campaign with our close companions, Etisalat and also Khalifa College. BT has a long-lasting dedication to the Center East and also we delight in to remain to construct the splendor and also variety of BT’s study and also development capacities in the area. We eagerly anticipate one more 5 years where we make certain EBTIC will certainly remain to go from stamina to stamina.”

Because 2009, EBTIC has actually regularly driven development in sophisticated smart systems. In June 2021, SPL Solutions, a system established by EBTIC, won honors in the most effective Cloud Automation Device and also Ideal Use Automation groups at the respected 2021 Expert system (AI) and also Artificial Intelligence Honors in the UK. The innovation is presently going through commercialization as a startup in partnership with Khalifa Technology Centre (KIC).

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