Dubai Road and Transport Authority began a week of diverse Innovation Week events on Sunday. These events offer glimpses of how innovation has helped RTA develop mega-projects and stay ahead of customer demands.
RTA plans to hold workshops for employees explaining 3D printing and the latest high-tech robot and drone prototypes. There will also be an ‘Innovation cinema’ and ‘reader’s club’ to encourage employees to read and share knowledge by nurturing a competitive environment.
Additionally, RTA’s innovation week plans to include ‘1000Years of Innovation’ exhibition that will highlight the accomplishments of Arab and Muslim scientists over the centuries.
The week will also include the third experiment of the driverless smart vehicle in Business Bay and a technical exhibition at Union Metro Station compromising of an electronic drawing corner fitted with display monitors.
At the opening ceremony of the Innovation Week, director-general and chairman of board of executive directors Mattar Al Tayer stated that RTA has embraced innovation from day one and endeavoured to make it a key component of its projects and iniatives.
“The latest addition to these projects is the Dubai Water Canal which opened a few days ago. The canal has reshaped the complexion of Dubai and added a gorgeous element to the city and is bound to have a huge environmental, economic and tourist impact on the Emirate. The RTA has adopted a unique style in the construction of the canal project,” he said.
Al Tayer also said that the RTA have implemented innovation in its design of the Dubai Metro and Tramlines, which had to pass through densely populated areas and service centers that boosted the feasibility of the two projects to bring economic dividends to the Emirate.