The Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the French MND Group specialized in the field of suspended transport vehicles, as part of the authority’s efforts to come up with innovative solutions to develop the suspended transport network in the emirate.
The authority said in a press statement that the memorandum is in line with Dubai’s vision of converting 25% of transportation trips to self-driving transportation by 2030, under which the MND Group and the authority are committed to work together to study and implement the CABLINE system for suspended transportation to contribute to achieving This vision. Noting that the Kapline system, developed by the specialized group “MND”, with the support of the French government agency for sustainable development (ADEME), is fully consistent with these goals, and aims to provide a completely new experience for air transport.
She added that the Kaplan system was designed to integrate and link to the existing multimodal transport network in any city, where the fully automated transport system uses self-propelled cabins, moving over suspended wires at speeds up to 45 km per hour, and requires a simple infrastructure that is easy to integrate with minimal space, This innovative technology is more modern, beautiful, quieter and energy-saving, compared to the current suspended transmission modes.
The system also allows easy maintenance, ensuring a high operating rate of the urban transport system, and perfect service for passengers. This technological revolution includes patented innovations, based on strong references, and proven by the MND Group and its partners in the field of traditional suspended transport.
The Executive Director of the Rail Agency, Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younis, said that the signing of the memorandum comes within the framework of the authority’s efforts to achieve one of its most important strategic goals, which is to raise the percentage of public transport users to 26% by 2030.