World Mobility Show concluded the first edition of its global series in Dubai. The event focused on innovative technologies and services that are changing the landscape of Smart Mobility solutions and Transportation. The 2 Day event took place on the 6th and 7th of March 2019. The show also played host to some of the biggest names from the industry like the Ford Motor Company, Hyperloop, AMENA Automotive, Careem and EasyMile.

Endorsed by the Supreme Council of Energy and supported by key regional stakeholders in the automotive industry including AMENA being one of the Association Sponsors, World Mobility Show is a platform to learn where we stand in the automotive landscape and what the future holds for us.

Chairman of AMENA Auto, Alan Whaley presenting his keynote speech at the World Mobility Show 2019.

Alan Whaley, Chairman of AMENA said, "Whether we drive our vehicles in the future or whether the vehicles drive themselves, AMENA Auto will always strive for the prosperity of the automotive industry."

Speaking at the event, Alan Whaley, Chairman of AMENA said, “Whether we drive our vehicles in the future or whether the vehicles drive themselves, AMENA Auto will always strive for the prosperity of the automotive industry.” On a regional level, AMENA has been actively participating in and contributing towards a safe, sustainable automotive future. Events like RepairX, Middle East EVRT, Women In Automotive Forum, and the latest World Mobility Show, Dubai

Future mobility is currently a significant aspect for the automotive industry to work upon at a global level. Consumer perceptions and preferences have changed drastically over a relatively short period of time. This has forced manufacturers around the world to step out of their comfort zones and come up with new ideas and directions to stay competitive in a volatile market.

A critical challenge currently facing the global automotive industry is setting up infrastructure and support for future automobiles. It is a well-known fact that autonomous vehicles are quite a lot of years away from being commercially available across the world. However, the pertinent question is not ‘if’ but ‘when’.

The automotive industry cannot erect a worldwide system supporting ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared) vehicles by itself. It needs substantial support from regional and national governments as well as international bodies dealing with the challenges arising out of such an ambitious endeavour to modernize the automotive landscape. It also goes without saying that the end user of this infrastructure and automobiles also has a significant part to play in the ACES ecosystem.

AMENA Auto moderating discussions surrounding the future of 'innovations' in the transportation industry.

As the UAE approaches its goal of complete vehicular autonomy and smart mobility applications in accordance to its ‘Vision 2021’, the World Mobility Show featured a series of government body executives and representatives at the summit. They spoke in detail about the future roadmap for wide-scale implementation of smart technologies that catered to diverse sectors like CleanTech, Green Energy, HEVs, Electric Vehicles, Carbon Footprint reduction, Ride Hailing Platforms and Autonomous driving solutions.

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) and the publicly integrated ‘Dubai Carbon’ department were the key endorsers for the World Mobility Show in Dubai. Senior officials from these bodies, as well as from others, were in attendance at the event to deliver keynote addresses and tech-talks to the delegates.

His Excellency Mr Zulfiquar. Z. Ghadiyali, from The Royal Office of Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Saeed Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, said during his keynote that “Technology has moved a lot over the last 2 decades. It became easier over time as people went from driving to nearby pumps to fill gas, and began integrating fuel cylinders into their vehicles for cost effectiveness. We are seeing a marriage of Visual Intelligence and Augmented Reality. And in the last two years alone, we have seen deliveries being carried out by drones successfully across the globe. And soon, Dubai will have this service. That is the progress we envision”.

Other important speakers and delegates in attendance at the event included Mr Faishal Ali Rashid (Director for the DSCE), Mr Musad Afzal (External Relations Officer for Dubai Carbon), H.E. Khalid Almansoori (CISO for the Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi).