For the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia, the government of the country has announced the launch of driverless electric cars. Considering the reduction of accidents, the development of the transport sector and environmental protection, the Saudi government is going to launch electric driverless cars.
Saudi Deputy Minister of Transport Rumah Al Rumahh recently inaugurated an experimental driverless car at Riyadh’s Business Front under a project called ‘Dhahaina’ (Smart). Riyadh Business Front is owned by ROSHN Group. The organization works to develop walkable paths and environmentally friendly communications.
The purpose of organizing the inaugural event was to raise awareness among the people about driverless cars in the country and highlight the acceptance of these cars in front of everyone.
Turns out this was just the first step in a long process. New regulations will soon be made for the introduction of driverless cars. The introduction of driverless cars will facilitate the current transportation system and improve the communication system in the future.
Regarding the pilot launch of electric vehicles, the ministry said their main objective is to reduce the number of transport-related accidents and fatalities, increase internal mobility and reduce the impact of the transport sector on the environment.