AutoX signs Saudi deal; Evocargo launches Dubai truck trial
Middle East AI News weekly news digest...
Here’s your weekly roundup of Middle East AI News!
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It’s a short newsletter this week. Perhaps the two biggest AI stories of the week are the new autonomous logistics truck trial starting at Dubai South, being run by Dubai-based EvoCargo; and the news that AutoX has signed an agreement in Saudi Arabia during the visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping.
With a fleet of over 1,000 AVs, AutoX is one of the few companies to receive a California autonomous driving permit and is running trials in both China and the US. No details have been made public about the AutoX Saudi deal, but we do know that the Kingdom has already invested heavily in electric vehicles and also has some pilot driverless vehicle projects. Looking forward to hearing more about this in 2023.
Have a great day!
#Saudi #AVs - A deal with California-headquartered Chinese autonomous car company AutoX, was one of the 34 agreements signed during the visit of China’s president Xi Jinping to Saudi Arabia last week. (Al Monitor)
#UAE #logistics - Dubai South and unmanned electric logistics pioneer Evocargo have launched the UAE’s first autonomous vehicle trials for cargo at the Dubai South Logistics District running between December and February 2023. (Gulf Business)
#UAE #healthcare - The first autonomous AI medical fitness centre was demonstrated by Dubai Health Authority during UAE Innovation Month. The Salem Innovation Center collects medical data from patients using AI, Internet of Things (The National)
#UAE #agritech - The UAE has unveiled a new AI-powered mobile application for detecting crop disorders. The new app has been developed through collaboration between the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the University of Barcelona, Spain. (Arabian Business)
#Saudi #digitaltransformation - A new report from global ICT research group IDC (‘Artificial Intelligence: The DNA of Saudi Arabia’s Transformation’) explores the prospects, challenges, and future outlook for AI in Saudi Arabia. (IDC)
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