ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – EQS Newswire – October 17, 2023 – In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the The Smart and Autonomous Vehicle Industries (SAVI) cluster was launched in Masdar City, which was approved by His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
Further strengthening Abu Dhabi’s industrial evolution, SAVI aims to position Abu Dhabi as a major hub for intelligent and autonomous vehicles, making significant contributions to air, land and maritime mobility applications.
SAVI will support the innovation and commercialization of intelligent and autonomous vehicle technologies in the UAE, unlocking their global potential, by providing cutting-edge facilities and value-added services in a favorable regulatory environment.
His Excellency Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) said: “Abu Dhabi is in a unique position to lead the charge in technological advancement and commercialization in the intelligent and autonomous vehicle sector. With a proven track record of accelerated innovation and built on a robust industrial foundation, the emirate embraces and shapes global trends. , boosting the sector by leveraging its infrastructure, talent, progressive regulatory mindset and key location at the crossroads of global trade.
“As a catalyst for Abu Dhabi’s diversification, SAVI is a real turning point that will unleash extraordinary economic growth and create new opportunities for talent, entrepreneurs and investors. SAVI is expected to contribute AED90-120 billion to the UAE economy and generate AED30-50 trillion. jobs, which will create a widespread ripple effect benefiting various sectors and propelling our smart, diverse and sustainable Falcon economy to new heights.
The launch of the Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle Industry (SAVI) cluster follows the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy (ADIS), launched by His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, in June. 2022, which aims to leverage advanced technologies to harmonize human development, sustainability and growth.
ADIS champions green economy practices and Industry 4.0 technologies to drive Abu Dhabi’s transition to a smart, circular and sustainable economy.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) are leading the development of SAVI covering the design, testing and manufacturing of applications for transportation and mobility, as well as to serve other sectors such as logistics. SAVI will build on the strength of Abu Dhabi’s industrial base and leverage its unprecedented access to established air corridors, road infrastructure and global network of partners.
The SAVI cluster brings together all relevant stakeholders to advance value chain development, attract businesses from around the world, enable access to finance and investments, facilitate and finance innovation, streamline regulatory services and accelerate the adoption of future urban and mobility services. . SAVI will house universities, testing zones, R&D laboratories, testing and certification facilities, large-scale workshops, hangars and manufacturing facilities, connected via Abu Dhabi’s global logistics network. Underlying all operations are local regulators who establish a favorable regulatory framework for air, land and maritime applications. These include the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Integrated Transport Center and Abu Dhabi Maritime.
Three dedicated test zones, provided through ADIO’s partnerships with Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP), Miral and Maqta Gateway, part of AD Ports Group’s digital cluster, will allow companies to test and certify applications in the air, on land and at sea. To enable testing, TIP will make available its Nibras aerospace park, runway facilities and an aerospace park for testing and manufacturing companies. The Yas Island Land Test Zone, home to the Yas Marina F1 Circuit, provides an established road mobility testbed with a growing number of technology startups incorporated. The Mussafah Port Sea Trial Area is home to a port and the Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy.
The SAVI cluster will complement existing infrastructure and leverage synergies from shared technologies such as smart electrification, connectivity and navigation software. It will also maximize the reach and coverage of applications to serve the future of integrated multimodal logistics and mobility in the UAE, the region and elsewhere around the world.
As the UAE prepares to host COP28, the launch of the Abu Dhabi SAVI cluster will also help accelerate the adoption of green mobility services and propel the country and the world at large towards an emissions-free future . SAVI will be based in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, a sustainability pioneer and research and development center aimed at achieving greener and more sustainable urban living.
SAVI is launching on an immediate scale as numerous global companies simultaneously announce plans to establish operations in Abu Dhabi, each bringing specialization in air, land and maritime applications.
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