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Dubai: Self-driving Cars ready to hit the Roads, Licenses issued

Abu Dhabi: In Dubai, where there are numerous wonders of the world and astounding buildings, now there are also self-driving cars ready to hit the roads as the government has issued a license for this purpose.

According to international news agencies, the UAE government has granted a regular license to a company to operate driverless cars in Dubai, after which modern technology vehicles will be seen on the streets of Dubai.

Under the leadership of Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ministerial Council meeting was held in Abu Dhabi, during which approval was given for a new investment policy in the United Arab Emirates. The council also approved the practical wisdom of national energy and decided to triple renewable energy capacity in the next 7 years.

For renewable energy, the council has decided to invest between 150 to 200 billion dirhams. There is an expectation of foreign investment in the energy sector through Emirati investments. In the same meeting chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Emirati National Policy for electric cars was also approved, and a network will be established for charging electric cars.

In addition, Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has also granted a license to the company that operates self-driving cars in the UAE. The company WeRide, an international firm that operates driverless cars, has been given the go-ahead to conduct initial test trips.