Smart number plates will soon alert police and ambulances in Dubai

Dubai will be the first city in the world to run a pilot of smart plates. (RTA)

By next month, Dubai will be the first city in the world to run a pilot of smart plates on the road with the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Tag2Connect (T2C) platform.

Soon the wired smart plates will replace the existing metal ones and vehicles will have digital screens equipped with GPS, transmitters and a microprocessor chip, reported Gulf News.

Abullah Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency said that the system is part of 10X and a first in the world.

He added that once ready, the pods will be tried on Dubai roads, but in the beginning will be examined on dedicated pre-designed routes.

The smart plate will be linked to a driver’s traffic file and e-purse, allowing the motorists to carry out vehicle registration, testing and pay fines or fees on the go.

The interactive system will allow interacting with the authorities via feeding data to the central system.

Abullah Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency said that the system is part of 10X and a first in the world.

Dubai Autonomous Pods will also begin their road trials in Dubai by the end of this year, according to the newspaper.

Once ready, the pods will be introduced on Dubai roads as a trial, initially on dedicated pre-designed routes and later it will be operating on the shared routes.

The smart pods will carry up to 10 people. They were featured at the RTA’s stand at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE),

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