Dubai Municipality launches highly precise digital map project for autonomous vehicles

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Dubai, 02 June
2022

Dubai
Municipality’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Centre,the official source
for providing and updating maps, plans and geographic information for the
Emirate of Dubai, has initiated the project of designing highly precise digital
maps for autonomous vehicles. This step comes in line with the ambitions and
visions of the smart Dubai government to promote digital transformation of
public utilities and make Dubai “the best city to live” in the world as well as
strengthening Dubai Municipality vision of making it the pioneering global city.

Objectives

The project
targets preparing and designing maps as per the best standards and
international practices, reflecting the emirate’s spirit of innovation and
creativity. These maps are set to be utilized by businesses offering
specialized solutions for autonomous vehicles, which are perceived to
constitute most of Dubai’s transportation in the future.

Continuous coordination

Dubai Municipality’s GIS Centre
continues to coordinate with partners and concerned entities to promote
integrated concepts of highly precise maps. Such efforts aim to ensure optimum
implementation of the maps in line with the specific standards and
requirements, hence allowing map users to enjoy a unique and exceptional
driving experience.