Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed Announces New Law for Self-Driving Cars

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has issued a new law in Dubai for self-driving or autonomous vehicles operating in the emirate.

Law No. (9) of 2023, outlines the regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles operating in the city, and aims to accelerate Dubai’s smart mobility transformation and attract investments in the sector, as per a statement by the office of Sheikh Mohammed.

Under the new law, the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will be responsible to develop strategic plans and policies to improve the operations of autonomous vehicles in the emirate.

The law mandates that a license issued by the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA is mandatory for conducting any activity related to autonomous vehicles.

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