Urban.MASS and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have signed an agreement to develop the Floc® Duo Rail™ system’s deployment in Dubai.
Floc® Duo Rail™ comprises driverless, electrically powered pods on an elevated track and reduces carbon emissions to 50 per cent of comparable urban off-road alternatives.
The ambition, it was shared, is to adapt and deliver the system’s first operational pilot in the Emirate, with the partnership set to highlight the role of autonomous and electric vehicles in helping to establish Dubai as a “knowledge-based, sustainable and innovation-centric global hub.”
The MOU was signed by Abdulmuhsen Ibrahim Kalbat, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai’s Rail Agency and Kevin O’Grady, Chief Executive Officer of Urban.MASS at the 2024 Dubai International Project Management Forum on 18th January.
“This commitment to the adaptation and deployment of our Floc® Duo Rail™ concept in Dubai is an exciting moment for Urban.MASS. We are grateful to our partners here in the UAE – RTA is a leading light in adopting innovative transport solutions, and we are inspired to work with their teams to demonstrate the advantages of the system. This is bigger than us as a company – it is about reducing emissions, providing efficient, low carbon transport that uses state-of-the-art technology, boosting UK business overseas and developing new relationships. We can’t wait to get started,” commented Ricky Sandhu, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Urban.MASS.