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Dubai A launches tests of world's first autonomous pods

NEXT Future Transportation's autonomous pods for the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai. Photo: RTA Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Next Future Transportation , launched testing of the world's first autonomous pods during the World Government Summit in Dubai. The autonomous pods are designed to travel short and medium distances in dedicated lanes. They can be coupled in 15 to 20 seconds or detached, depending on the destination of riders, in five seconds. The autonomous pods are fitted with cameras and electromechanical technologies to carry out the coupling and detaching processes, and this feature can be activated in-motion. RELATED: Hyperloop One reveals vision for Dubai transport system Each pod measures 9.4 feet in length, 7.3 feet in width and 9.25 feet in height. It weighs about 3,300 lbs. and has a capacity to accommodate ten ri...

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