Dubai’s RTA launches smart pilot to help blind navigate metro system

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Dubai’s RTA launches smart pilot to help blind navigate metro system

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A pilot smart technology scheme has been launched in Dubai to help blind people navigate their way through the metro transport system.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a demo via iPhone only at Rashidiya Metro Station to serve the blind people.



A statement said the system converts written information into voice information including the schedules and directional signs for metro gates, stairs, escalators and station gates.

The technology requires a pre-configuration of the path taken at the station, starting at the entry of the station and including the ticket vending machine, nol card validation gates and finally the metro carriage.

The step is the first of its kind in the region and could be rolled out across more metro stations if the pilot is successful.

“RTA has teamed up with a specialist technology company for the debut of this technology on a test run at Rashidiya Metro Station for a certain period. Then, RTA will study and analyse the results and their impact on riders of this category,” said Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency.

“The app is easy to use, and in simple steps, it enables browsing all sections. The user can get the app content in a voice mode,” added Younes.



This step echoes the initiative of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and chairman of the Executive Council to transform Dubai into a friendly city for People of Determination by 2020.

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Category Government | 2018/07/22 latest update at 10:00 PM
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