Hyundai Smart Taxis to Hit UAE Streets

The vehicles will be fitted with AI cameras for passenger safety

Ben Wodecki, Junior Editor - AI Business

March 1, 2022

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Hyundai’s Sonata smart vehicles are set to take to the streets of Abu Dhabi after its exclusive UAE distributor struck a new partnership with two AI solutions providers.

Juma Al Majid has partnered with Streamax Technology and GBS Solutions to launch the Sonata as ‘AI smart taxis.’ Streamax and GBS will provide the Hyundai distributor with AI solutions designed to enhance safety, vehicle operation and customer experience.

For example, AI-enhanced cameras fitted within the vehicles are designed to detect driver fatigue, response time and other factors. The cameras also monitor the occupants, alerting them in emergencies or when belongings are left behind.

The new partners are “working very closely with the manufacturer to ensure a leading and seamless public transport experience,” said Suliman AlZaben, director of Hyundai, UAE.

The smart Sonata was shown off at the recent Mena Transport Congress and Exhibition 2022 in Dubai.

While these Sonatas are not autonomous, the model got a taste of autonomy when Yandex, the Russian equivalent of Google, began using them in AV trials in 2019.

This article first appeared in IoT World Today’s sister publication AI Business

About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Junior Editor - AI Business

Ben Wodecki is the junior editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to junior editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others.

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