What is the future of autonomous vehicle in Middle East- Supply chain Management

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October 14, 2020

Innovative Trends in technology are encouraging mobility innovations that consent to revolutionize urban mobility in ways that create tremendous opportunities for communities and their people and businesses. Shared, autonomous, electric vehicles ensure improved safety and utilization as well as cost-effectiveness. Smart traffic systems support cities in steering vehicle flow more evenly.

Intermodal booking platforms enable customers to choose the most suitable option for their needs. On mid-to-long-distance routes and challenging last-mile conditions, autonomous delivery vehicles enable important cost efficiency.

Technologies and new business models already under development can essentially modify and enhance urban transportation in the region—and by right extension, livability—while providing new opportunities for the private sector. It is a compelling and exciting starting point for a positively transformative revolution on our city streets.

What are the barriers?

Although Autonomous Vehicles could convert urban mobility, energy toward them has reduced because they will not be available at scale for at least another decade and could increase urban sprawl or traffic volume if they perform alone of suitable regulations and policies. Despite the current scepticism, however, AV pilot programs continue to bring investment.

How will autonomous vehicles affect the environment?

Mass selection of self-driving technology will result in enormous economic and societal benefits, and with it, far-reaching assumptions for automotive companies and other performers in the value chain. Car-centric giants such as Riyadh and Dubai, which are spread out and have developing public transportation systems, would benefit from Robo-shuttles and AVs.

However, while some automakers and tech companies plan to begin AVs by the mid-2020s, it will most probably take cities numerous more years to adequately prepare for them – meaning such benefits will not come to fruition until the early 2030s. 

Is the technology for autonomous vehicles already here? If so, what is holding it back?

While the AV technology is all set to revolutionize urban mobility, every place is different and can benefit from sensible and well-resourced experimentation. Cities should concentrate on creating a seamless, hassle-free travel and payment experience.

Though AVs will decrease the numbers of cars and overall travel times across cities as a whole, the outcome is not equally distributed, with congested downtown areas potentially seeing a deterioration in traffic flow. 

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