Dubai opens smart traffic center to reduce accident response time, thanks Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.
On Tuesday, the traffic management center that will reduce accident response times and help manage congestion saw its launching by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.
The innovative feat was built at a cost of more than half a billion dirhams and centralizes a network of smart cameras linked to huge databases.
The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai visited the Smart Centre for Traffic Management, where he was briefed on all the work it’ill do.
“We will manage our traffic using optical fibers and specialized devices to monitor accidents,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
He said sensors and other devices would be used to monitor journey times between the different regions of the emirate.
Sheikh Mohammed also reviewed some other transport projects at a cost of Dh4.6bn. These include plans for 119km of roads and bridges that will serve the new Al Maktoum Airport, the Expo 2020 Dubai site, Jebel Ali and International Media Production City.
He said the projects were in line with the emirate’s plans to have 25 per cent of all journeys in Dubai to be driverless by 2030.
“Dubai is a pioneer and will remain so,” he said.