The city of Dubai will have 200 self-driving Tesla taxis, including Tesla's Model S pictured here, on its roads by 2020 Tesla announced an updated version of their autopilot hardware in December last year, named HW2. The latest update pushes Tesla's autopilot capabilities even further towards full automation, enabling Level 5 automation of vehicles. The purchase is part of the'Dubai Smart Autonomous Mobility Strategy aimed at transforming 25 per cent of total journeys in Dubai into autonomous journeys by 2030,' Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA, told Gulf News. Tesla has sold 200 Model S and Model X (pictured) cars to the United Arab Emirates government, where Dubai could become home to the world's first self-driving car fleet The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
He mentioned that the systems are monitored and managed through the Smart Traffic Systems Center, which will be a key element in making the city of Abu Dhabi a secure smart city. Al Harithi explained that the center is linked to several systems such as the "Smart Towers" system which will alert drivers on motorways through changing electronic messages, "catching red light runners," "traffic safety management," "analyzing traffic accidents," "smart traffic awareness," and "diversions and heavy truck management." He noted the implementation of a future vision by establishing a unit for research and development that works on receiving and developing internal and external research to develop future projects. This will happen through cooperation with partners and universities to develop innovative traffic projects that aim to raise the level of traffic safety to make roads safer.