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Dubai’s Sheikh Hamdan Launches New Digital Cloud Project

Digital Dubai, Moro Hub, and Microsoft have signed agreements to carry out the digital transformation project.

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On Monday, July 10th, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, announced the launch of a new cloud technology project to boost the Emirate’s tech infrastructure and accelerate digital transformation.

Known as Dubai Digital Cloud, the project is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at establishing a “world-leading, efficient, agile and reliable digital infrastructure” in the Emirate, according to a press release from the government’s Media Office.

Last month, the Crown Prince also launched Dubai’s Digital Strategy, which aims to usher in a new era of digital transformation. The move comes after last year’s announcement of a Higher Committee for Government Digital Transformation, showing a continued commitment by Dubai’s government towards creating a tech-centric, future-facing economy.

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As for the Dubai Digital Cloud, the project will combine various digital entities to provide high levels of operational efficiency while offering the best solutions from private to public clouds, the Dubai Media office statement explained.

“The Dubai Digital Cloud is a practical application of our leadership’s vision to promote connectivity, integration, and a comprehensive digital government that ensures agility, speed, security, and competitiveness, allowing government entities to provide integrated, proactive, round-the-clock services”, said Hamad Al Mansoori, director general of Digital Dubai.

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The adoption of cloud-based technology in the UAE and other Gulf countries is growing due to the rise of a young, technology-focused population and a dramatic increase in tech businesses relocating to the region.

Microsoft expects its cloud services to add around $40 billion and up to 100,000 jobs to the UAE’s economy before 2030, with around 17% of those figures coming from cloud data centers in Abu Dhabi and 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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