First-/last-mile connection will be the first use case addressed. The application, evaluation and challenge process will start in 2018 and runs through October 2019.
Hosted by the Dubai - Roads and Transport Authority, this multi-year international challenge is designed for industry leaders, start-ups, and academia tackling the transport challenges faced by global cities. It is the first of its kind to be truly global in its outlook, not being limited by country or region.
The Challenge will invite technology leaders and innovators to Dubai to access world-class infrastructure, and showcase technology that addresses three transport needs
The Challenge will address four use cases
Advance self-driving technology in support of Dubai's vision and strategy for smart mobility
Allow self-driving transport technology developers to showcase their advancements to global partners and investors
Deliver experience and develop knowledge that could be leveraged in developing the SDT driving automation market in Dubai and other global smart cities
Encourage first/last mile solutions to support public transport network and provide additional multi-model transport options
Set a legacy that will ensure continuity in future technical development, public awareness, and policy development
Participants will be able to submit applications early in 2018 and the testing and challenge will take place in Dubai in 2019.
Academia – UAE Based
Academia – International
|Challenge Application Opens||1 May 2018|
|Intent Form Submission Deadline||1 June 2018|
|Challenge Briefing Live Webinar||20 June 2018|
|Challenge Application Closes||1 August 2018|
|Finalists Announcement||October 2018|
|Finalists Mobilization||February 2019|
|Showcase and Awards||October 2019|
Basic eligibility—status and credibility of entity, vision, and relevant skills and experience
Technical capability and experience—vehicle build, resilience and redundancy, battery technology, command and control system
Business and commercial strength—interoperability, added value, quality of proposal and delivery, links to Dubai and UAE
Operation and Service—innovative solutions, operational method and limits, service capacity, hours of operation
If you are interested in receiving Challenge updates and application documents for use case 1: first-/last-mile connection, please provide a main point of contact from your entity by submitting this form