RTA and NEDAA ink MoU to improve drones network service

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Professional Communication Corporation (NEDAA) for improving drones network service in Dubai. The move is part of the UAE Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy and the bilateral cooperation for providing traffic movement information in Dubai, and analysing the information generated by these planes.

Abdullah Al Madani, CEO of RTA’s Technology Support Services Sector, and Mansour Juma Bu Osaiba, CEO of NEDAA, signed the MoU in RTA Head Office. Several directors and officials from both parties were present during the event.

“The MoU signed with NEDAA provides for RTA to coordinate between the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and NEDAA to fulfil the needs of obtaining the required clearance from the CAA. RTA will also coordinate with NEDAA in developing as many uses as possible for pilotless planes along with the supporting network, besides identifying areas requiring service coverage,” said Al Madani.

“According to the MoU, NEDAA will map out time charts for carrying out tailor-made test projects, and generate analyses of traffic and 3D charts of relevance for RTA. The signing of the MoU underscores RTA’s keenness to cooperate with the parties concerned in keeping abreast of the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy and addressing the needs of the Smart City initiative of our government. The MoU also contributes to the achievement of our First Strategic Goal (Smart Dubai), and Seventh Strategic Goal (RTA Excellence),” he added.

“The signing of this MoU is part of our ongoing cooperation with government entities with the aim of providing them with the latest communication technologies that meet their diverse needs, especially with the fast-changing communication technologies,” said Mansoor Bu Osaiba. “Our 4G network can help drones to monitor roads & traffic movement; which will ease the business of the RTA and other parties concerned with the streamlining of traffic flow on Dubai roads. Given the relentless efforts for migrating towards a smart & integrated city, we are keen on introducing sophisticated technologies that keep pace with this development through a fast, safe and reliable communication network,” added Bu Osaiba.

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