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Hamdan bin Mohammed goes on first test ride of Cruise autonomous electric vehicle in Jumeirah 1

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, recently went on the first demo ride of the Chevrolet Bolt-based Cruise autonomous vehicle (AV) in Jumeirah 1 area. This testing and validation of the autonomous vehicle is an important step towards launching a self-driving ridehail service in Dubai. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Cruise, which is majority owned by leading global automotive company General Motors (GM), signed an agreement for the introduction of ridehail services with Cruise AVs in Dubai in April 2021. The testing of Cruise AVs contributes to Dubai’s Strategy for Smart Self-Driving Transport aimed at converting 25% of all mobility journeys in the emirate to self-driving modes by 20301. Cruise will continue conducting demo rides for key stakeholders in Jumeirah 1. The RTA is expected to soon announce a registration process allowing selected members of the public to use the Cruise ride-hailing app 1.