ITS World Congress heads to Dubai

Dubai will the host the World Congress of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS World Congress) 2024, which marks the first time the event is held in the region.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is hosting the event following its nomination by ITS Europe, an organisation to which RTA has recently been affiliated.

“Hosting the ITS World Congress 2024 in Dubai underscores the rising global standing of the Emirate in the field of ITS, the confidence of such reputed entities in the role of Dubai, and the ability of the city to stage successful global events,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.

“The Congress is widely regarded as the top global gathering of ITS and digital solutions of traffic, roads and transportation.

“The hosting of the Congress comes in light of the massive steps made by Dubai in advancing ITS as witnessed by the portfolio of smart projects undertaken by RTA in anticipation of the future such as intelligent transport centres, and self-driving transport as well as the enablers of the 4th Industrial Revolution such as the IoT, AI applications, machine learning, big data, robotics, and mobility power solutions.”

Dubai is aiming at converting 25 per cent of total mobility journeys to smart self-driving journeys by 2030.

“The prestige of organising the World ITS Congress in Dubai is a further endorsement that we are moving on the right direction towards delivering on the ambitious vision of the Government to build the renaissance, wellbeing and the global image of Dubai,” said Al Tayer.