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Yango Goes Global With New Office In Dubai Internet City

An agreement was signed at GITEX Global 2023, welcoming the company to the Emirate’s leading tech hub.

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Yango, a tech startup dedicated to “enhancing local communities through global innovation”, has revealed plans to open a new office in Dubai’s Internet City tech hub as the company plans to take its operation global.

The strategic move represents a significant milestone for Yango, whose proprietary technologies currently power a last-mile delivery solution, ride-hailing services, and a platform helping retailers transition to an e-commerce framework.

Yango’s new office will serve as a central hub for the 20 countries served by the tech startup and pave the way for further innovation and knowledge exchanges while empowering local talent.

Speaking on behalf of Dubai Internet City, Ammar Al Malik, Executive Commercial Vice President of the TECOM Group, said: “By being based within thriving technology districts such as Dubai Internet City, mobility companies can foster collaboration with global peers, startups, and research institutions, as well as access a pool of globally experienced and skilled professionals and diversify into new markets”.

Adeniyi Adebayo, Chief Business Development Officer, Yango, commented: “Dubai’s progressive, innovation-friendly business environment, world-class infrastructure, and strategic location make it the perfect choice for Yango to embark on a global expansion and Dubai Internet City, renowned for its role in nurturing the technology and innovation sector for over two decades, emerged as the ideal location for Yango’s new global operational office”.

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Yango’s appearance at GITEX Global 2023 highlights the company’s commitment to bringing modern technologies into everyday lives worldwide. In addition to its current suite of solutions, the company is also developing an Arabic-speaking AI-powered assistant known as Yasmina that will act as an empathic companion. The new project is also being showcased at GITEX Global 2023, of which Dubai Internet City is an Innovation Partner.

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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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