In line with Dubai’s drive to become the world’s smart mobility hub, Dubai South today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Evocargo for the launch of the UAE’s first autonomous vehicle trials for cargo at the master development’s Logistics District.
The trials will see EVO.1, Evocargo’s unmanned electric logistics vehicle, navigate Dubai South’s Logistics District from December until February 2023. The Dubai-headquartered Evocargo is a logistics service provider that develops and provides electric autonomous transportation platforms.
A key objective of the trials is to enable Evocargo to modify and redesign EVO.1 specifically for the Mena region. During the trial period, a remote operator will be stationed onsite in the Control Centre to manage the platform. The centre, located in Dubai South’s Logistics District, includes a software suite to monitor the EVO.1’s operation, check the serviceability of the sensors, and identify any errors.