Press Release

The inauguration of the first self-driving bus in Ajman

February 20, 2019

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Head of the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman, inaugurated the first self-driving bus that runs on the streets of the emirate of Ajman, using artificial intelligence techniques.

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid said: The Emirate of Ajman has become today one of the cities that employ artificial intelligence techniques in all areas of life, believing in the importance of harnessing everything new that seeks to improve life and promote a tourist city whose residents enjoy a comfortable life and attract visitors, tourists and investors from all poles of the world.

And in the presence of Omar Lootah, Executive Director of the Operations Sector at Ajman Public Transport Corporation, the executive directors of the department, Sheikha Noura Al Nuaimi, Director of Ajman X Center, and a number of officials in government departments in Ajman.

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He stated during his experience with the self-driving bus project that what we see today is a matter of pride, as some countries still aspire to achieve a better future, our country has been able to bring the future to its children to be a bright present.

He explained that the project enables public transport buses using autonomous driving techniques and the integration of both artificial intelligence and the Internet of things to fully control the bus without any human intervention, so that it provides a unique future experience that can be operated in tourist areas and gives residents and visitors enjoy the experience of using this technology, which is a new and distinctive technology It also presents a bright picture of the Emirate of Ajman, which is walking with confident steps on the path to achieving the future.

He stated that future technologies have become today a way of life and a reality that affects all individuals in the community, indicating that the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman was keen on the participation of all government agencies and departments in the projects it launched to provide the best services to customers, as the autonomous bus project gives multiple advantages to the transportation sector in the emirate. To improve services and develop them into the future.


For her part, Sheikha Noura Al Nuaimi, Director of Ajman X Center, gave a detailed explanation to His Highness about the project and the stages of its work, indicating that the project is one of the outputs of The Future Seriers Program, which was launched by the Ajman X Center of the Department with the aim of drawing outlines for the future of the Emirate of Ajman.

Al-Nuaimi added that the work team intensified efforts to see today the first self-driving bus running in the streets of the emirate, explaining that the Ajman X Center, the Roads and Infrastructure Department in the Department, the Ajman Police General Command, the Ajman Public Transport Corporation and the DJ Word Company held successive meetings, and the trial operations were completed and confronted with all Challenges to launch the first phase of the project in the Corniche.