Posted by : Aahil Shaik
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Self-driving buses launched to ease the transportation of Pilgrims during Hajj
For the first time, the Transport General Authority (TGA) in Saudi Arabia is launching an experiment with self-driving shuttle buses to serve Hajj pilgrims during the Hajj season this year 1444 AH, in an effort to provide cutting-edge modern technologies that allows the transportation of ‘human and environmentally friendly’. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Google News
This is a part of the authority’s initiative to provide pilgrims with a variety of transportation options in Makkah.
– One bus can accommodate 11 passengers, travels for 6 hours on a single charge, and reaches a speed of 30 km per hour in order to enhance the passenger experience and provide essential safety.
– The service seeks to make pilgrims’ travel easier, assess how practical it would be to use these technologies during Hajj, and establish the prerequisites for their commercial operation in the ensuing years.
– This comes under the authority’s responsibility to offer a variety of transportation options, adopt modern technology, and use smart transportation to assess each option’s suitability and contribution to offering pilgrims a memorable transportation experience and guaranteeing their movement and performance of the rituals with ease and assurance.