First ever Level 4 autonomous vehicles now operational in the MENA region
Bayanat, a G42 company, and the leader in geospatial intelligence, data analytics and AI, has announced the successful completion of phase 1 trials of its first autonomous taxi service called TXAI.
As one of Bayanat’s key partners, WeRide, a global leader in Level 4 autonomous driving technologies, provides TXAI with its advanced full stack software and hardware solutions and state-of-the-art operating and monitoring systems.
Bayanat also worked closely with other key collaborators, Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport, the Integrated Transport Centre and Miral Asset Management to run the operation.
Operated under full compliance of regulations, the public trials recently took place on Yas Island, with over 2,733 passengers booking the service through the TXAI app which could be downloaded through the Apple and Google Play Stores. Over 16,600 kms of autonomous driving was accomplished.
Bayanat is currently working closely with its partners and the UAE authorities to launch the second phase of the program, scheduled for mid-2022, which will include 10 TXAIs operating across numerous Abu Dhabi locations.
“We are committed to continuing to work closely with the UAE authorities to build innovative transport systems by making strategic investments across the smart mobility value chain,” commented Hasan Al Hosani, CEO, Bayanat. “WeRide is very excited to work with Bayanat to bring industry-leading autonomous driving technologies and services to the UAE and the wider region. We are inspired by Bayanat’s commitment to building innovative transport systems. WeRide is dedicated to developing the best autonomous driving for all human beings,” remarked Tony Han, Founderr & CEO, WeRide.