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8-10 December 2014
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Number of New Technologies Take Centre Stage at 13th Edition of Gulf Traffic

Dubai, UAE, 14 November 2016: The Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference, which opened yesterday (15 November) and runs until Tuesday at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has seen a number of smart transport companies showcase their latest innovations to the Middle East’s road, transport and infrastructure industry.  

A new-comer to the Middle East is NeRVe – Next Road Vehicle, who are sponsoring this year’s Smart Mobility Summit. NeRVe is a spin-off from the 01 Advanced Innovation Corporation and their team have been developing electric, intelligent and autonomous vehicles since 2003. They already hold several world records for electric motorcycle drag racing and have recently shifted their focus to developing innovative public transport solutions.

Founder and Chief Technical Officer of NeRVe, Soeren Ekelund, spoke on the sidelines of the event about the future of vehicles and how the NeRVe system could be used in Dubai.

“We’re excited to be showcasing some of our flagship NERVE creations at this year’s Gulf Traffic. Our Public Cruiser, for example, is featured in our booth - an intelligent solar-powered city bus with flawless suspension and robot technology. Our renowned Autonomous Street Racer is also here – a world record holding electric motorcycle that is going to play an important role in the future of traffic management, police mobility and even emergency response infrastructure.” said Ekelund.

Another company showcasing their ‘world first’ technologies is Ekin, a Turkey-based smart city solutions provider. They are at Gulf Traffic introducing the market to their new smart vehicle application for law enforcement vehicles such as bikes, cars and jeeps. Called Ekin Patrol, they have with them a police cruiser equipped with a number of sensors enabling speed, license plate, and even face recognition. All of this detection occurs in real-time as the car patrols city streets, and together with its license plate recognition, its speed sensors can be used to automatically issue fines for speeding or to record the relevant details for manual investigation; and its biometric capability allows for dynamic facial recognition of any individuals around the car, enabling it to match biometric data against criminal databases.

Day three of the exhibition will host the Middle East Parking Summit. This year’s conference will look at ‘The future of parking’, ‘Improving quality of life with smart parking management’ and ‘International smart parking deployments: differences, benefits and best practices from around the world’.

The exhibition and conference is officially in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, and was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development yesterday.

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