The landmark event saw global industry experts gather to share research and insights about the future of driving training and road safety education
Participants had a unique opportunity to interact with the leading innovations in road safety and AI powered public transport solutions
30 November 2022; Abu Dhabi, UAE: World’s first Mobility Education Summit concluded in Abu Dhabi on a very high note. Hosted and organised by Emirates Driving Company (EDC), the event saw leading local and global authorities converge to discuss the technological advances in the field of mobility, road safety education, sustainable mobility solutions and automation among several others pertinent topics concerning driving education and mobility.
Talking about the WHO statistics, the conference highlighted that every year the lives of approximately 1.3 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash. The United Nations General Assembly has set an ambitious target of halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2030.
To this effect, the emirate of Abu Dhabi also has vision zero strategy where it aspires to completely eliminate the road fatalities by the year 2040.Information, education and awareness drives play a significant role in achieving zero fatality goal therefore Abu Dhabi has been conducting several awareness campaigns on how to ride bicycles and e-scooters safely while holding special training and workshop sessions for motorcyclists and other specific target groups including the school bus drivers.
Hailing the role of AI in mobility, the experts at the conference agreed that AI in mobility, machine learning will not be optional; it will be the technological foundation and the source of significant competitive advantage for decades to come. Moreover, AI may completely replace the drivers on the road, and this will eliminate human factor and road safety will be on the highest possible level reducing the number of road accidents.
Celebrating the success of the first summit, Mr. Khalid Al Shemeili, CEO of Emirates Driving Company says: “Every minute of the ‘EDC – Mobility Education Summit 2022’ was filled with great ideas, inspiring speakers and priceless learning opportunities. We have already received great feedback from many attendees, and I’m so proud of my team for making it such a huge success. I also want to thank our partners from the European Driving Schools Association, Abu Dhabi Police and the Integrated Transport Centre for making this important event possible and contributing their invaluable expertise.”
Adding further he stated, “We believe that events like this are vital for the development of driver education, and that all of us across the globe have a shared responsibility to make our roads safer for future generations. It was amazing to see pioneers from the industry brought together under the same aim, and all of us departed the summit feeling inspired and uplifted. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back again to our next summit.”
Held from 14-16 November 2022 and presented in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police, the Integrated Transport Centre – Abu Dhabi and the EFA – European Driving Schools Association, the conference at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, was the first mobility education gathering in history to welcome driving schools from across the world.
About Mobility Education Summit The EDC Mobility Education Summit, dedicated to driving education and its foundations, is a global initiative launched by the UAE. It is the first of its kind that targets driving schools from across the world, and looks at how they can be progressed to provide a greater level of service and education for future generations.
About Emirates Driving Company
Established in 2000, Emirates Driving Company (EDC) is Abu Dhabi’s leading driver training and road safety institute. Driven by a desire to implement the best practices in driver training and road safety education across the emirate, it is on a mission to create safer roads by innovating, collaborating and investing in new technologies and smarter operating models.
A socially responsible company founded on the values of integrity and inclusivity, EDC has set a new standard in traffic safety and education in the Middle East. EDC’s state-of-the-art facility features the most advanced communication tools, control systems and cutting-edge techniques in the industry, and all its expert training is delivered to internationally recognised standards.
Its comprehensive services include full training courses in light vehicles, motorcycles, heavy vehicles, heavy buses and light and heavy machinery, with each programme covering basic vehicle knowledge, traffic rules, driving inside and outside cities, hazard perception and more.
The forward-thinking organisation also offers its own e-learning platform to provide easy access to useful documents and resources, and it proudly boasts two offices in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain
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