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Dubai To Further Virtual Strategies In Metaverse Assembly

The assembly is due to take place in Dubai’s Museum of the Future, where it will connect people with the latest Web3 technology.

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Organized by the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), The Dubai Metaverse Assembly is due to take place on the 28th and 29th of September 2022, launched by Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The assembly will host Facebook parent company Meta and representatives from the World Economic Forum, Mastercard, Emirates, and Accenture. 300 world experts and 40 specialist organizations will also be in attendance at an event that will take place in the Museum of the Future, next to the famous Emirates Towers.

“This global assembly will facilitate synergies amongst the most pioneering and innovative private and government entities, building exciting use cases in web 3.0 and the Metaverse. [the assembly will] bring together policymakers, academia, startups, and corporations to explore these technologies and their impact in the Metaverse,” says Dubai Metaverse Assembly’s director, Hamad Al Shirawi.

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The overarching theme is centered around connecting real and virtual worlds, and workshops will advise participants on how to benefit from, and gain capital in the Metaverse to achieve an improved quality of life in both spheres of existence.

The Dubai Metaverse Strategy was announced two months ago by Dubai’s Crown Prince to boost the Emirates virtual footprint and prepare the UAE government for the emergence of the Metaverse by providing an outlet and forum for discussion and collaboration.

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The event is set to host plenty of experienced speakers who will guide the audience through this emerging new technology, introducing them to a market tipped to be worth $30 trillion within the next decade and a half.

“The Metaverse is a promising digital world. We aim to harness this technology to enhance the quality of life in the UAE and across the globe […] We want Dubai to lead globally in adopting the technology of the future, understanding its developments, harnessing its potential, and driving change,” says His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

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Initial Trials Of Dubai’s Driverless Evocargo Trucks Completed

Testing was announced on July 17, and the completion is a major milestone towards upgrading the region’s logistics infrastructure.

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A Dubai-based company has completed the initial trials for the UAE’s first driverless trucks. The groundbreaking achievement by Evocargo, partnering with Dubai South, took place at Dubai South Logistics District, and marked a significant step towards incorporating autonomous technologies into the region’s wider logistics infrastructure.

Announced on Wednesday, July 17th, the trials featured the Evocargo N1 unmanned electric truck navigating a predetermined route within a controlled setting. The test involved interactions with common road obstacles such as cars, trucks, and pedestrians, aiming to evaluate the vehicle’s hardware and software reliability, accident prevention systems, and overall readiness for public road use.

Officials were keen to highlight that this accomplishment aligns with the UAE’s ambitious strategy to position itself as a global leader in innovation and technology adoption. The country aims to have 25% of all transportation in Dubai autonomous by 2030, underscoring its commitment to revolutionizing the logistics sector using advanced technologies.

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District at Dubai South, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with Evocargo in enhancing the region’s logistics capabilities. He noted that autonomous vehicles are set to increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and establish a sustainable logistics infrastructure that will benefit both Dubai and the wider UAE.

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Ahmed Al-Ansi, CEO of Evocargo Autonomous Logistic Services, also expressed optimism that the trials will draw new customers and investments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The partnership aims to lead in innovative tech solutions, further establishing the UAE as a pioneer in autonomous transportation.

The successful completion of the trials marks a crucial step towards realizing the UAE’s vision for a technologically advanced and sustainable future in which autonomous vehicles are expected to play a pivotal role in global logistics.

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