Netherlands’ 2getthere to launch Dubai's driverless buses in 2020

Netherlands’ 2getthere to launch Dubai's driverless buses in 2020
The new transit system passed three tests in stimulated weather conditions

Dubai – Mubasher: The Dutch firm 2getthere announced that its first operational test of its automated vehicle system in Dubai, which will connect Dubai’s Bluewaters Island with the city’s metro stations’ grid, has succeeded in simulated desert climate conditions. 

The new transit system passed three tests in stimulated weather conditions, including extremely high temperatures and sun radiation, the technology firm highlighted in a statement.

These test focused on the performance of the air conditioning system at the vehicles of maximum capacity of twenty four passenger, the firm mentioned.

The new transit system will have a capacity of 5,000 people per hour per direction, the Utrecht-based company added.

As per the test results, the battery-powered vehicles will provide an indoor temperature of 23 Celsius all the times.

On 25 October, the company posted in that the extreme climate test is one in a long line of tests regarding the order the 2getthere received from the UAE earlier this year.

At least 25 vehicles will perform fully autonomous shuttle services to and from Bluewaters Island in Dubai by 2020.

The company noted that the most extreme situation tested was based on the vehicle standing still with the doors opened for six minutes.

2getthere indicated that the results of the climatic chamber test beat all expectations based on 2getthere’s specifications.

According to 2getthere, the successful climate test marks another step towards the operational deployment of the system, which has been scheduled for 2019/2020.

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Source: Mubasher

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