April 11, 2017: The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) reaffirmed its commitment to keep on conducting different types of researches to upgrade its innovation drive, taking into account the people happiness as the main objective and top priority through a variety of smart and electronic services it delivers the public from different social segments.
To this effect, a MoU signing between the RTA represented by the Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, and Transport Research Laboratory – TRL has been held recently to collaborate on gearing diverse researches to develop RTA's innovation drive.
Nasser Hamad BuSehab, CEO of RTA's Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector signed the MoU for RTA, while signed for TRL Rob Wallis, CEO of Transport Research Laboratory, in the presence of directors, managers and staffs from the two sides.
“We, at RTA, always attach a great attention to research & development, as these two elements move forward our efforts towards more innovative approach in uplifting our work performance, which would in turn lead to the upswing of our services provided to the public, especially the public transport users,” said BuSehab.
“Partnering with reputed organizations such as TRL in the research and innovation accomplishment would be an added value to RTA's change drive that is taking the Authority to new horizons of excellence and innovation in a way that they – excellence & innovation - become a daily culture all over RTA,” he added.
“RTA would carry on its pursuit of harnessing the latest in technology, research & development, excellence, sustainability and innovation. This is our methodology to be always on the climax of our performance to assist make the UAE, in general and Dubai in particular, the best place to live in the world thanks to the wise leadership of our government and the relentless perseverance and tireless efforts of our work team,” continued BuShehab.
“We are very proud to sign this MoU with the RTA, which demonstrates our continued support for enhancing Dubai's transport systems. TRL will work in partnership with RTA to enable access to expert advice and assistance covering research and innovation across its various projects and initiatives - helping them to generate innovative and creative ideas that will result in the introduction of new products, services and improvements in their operations,” said Rob Wallis, CEO of Transport Research Laboratory – TRL.
“TRL is at the forefront of transportation research and innovation. Our work covers the development and use of new materials, the introduction of innovative technologies, as well as understanding how the users of transport systems do so safely and more efficiently. The concept of ‘smart mobility' sits at the centre of much current thinking. TRL, with a current portfolio of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) projects in excess of AED 120 million, is a leading player in making ‘smart mobility' a reality. This is further reinforced by our track record as an independent, impartial centre of excellence, delivering world class research in the UK and internationally, to both public and private sector organisations,” added Wallis.
“Expertise in research and development are major factors in reinforcing Dubai's leading position across the GCC and the world. Innovation will play a key role in achieving and maintaining this position - and TRL are committed to supporting and building RTA as a Global Centre for Transportation Innovation underpinning local and regional economic and social development,” he concluded.