Artist impressions of the Autonomous Air Taxi. The two-seater aircraft can fly for 30 minutes at a cruise spee (Image Credit: RTA)

Dubai is embracing electric, driverless transport big time

Dubai — at the heart of global fossil fuel trade — is leading the push for innovation in public transport

Autonomous, electric vehicles are about to turn the world of transportation upside down.

Certain industries, including insurance, internal combustion carmakers and even drive-through restaurants, must brace themsleves up for its potential knock-on effect.

Dubai is on a roll to become one of the early adopters. It is introducing electric, driverless transport in a big way and ahead of the world’s major cities.

These are the number of ways that Dubai...