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Bayanat and Oxa Form Strategic Partnership to Advance Autonomous Vehicles

by IAV Staff

Bayanat AI PLC, a provider of AI-powered geospatial and smart mobility solutions, and Oxa, a producer of autonomous vehicle technology, have announced a strategic partnership to enhance the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle solutions in the UAE and beyond. This collaboration is supported by the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) under its Smart and Autonomous Vehicle Industry (SAVI) cluster.

Image: Bayanat AI PLC.

The partnership was inaugurated during a visit by Bayanat and ADIO officials to Oxa’s headquarters in Oxford, UK. By combining Bayanat’s expertise in AI-powered geospatial analytics and autonomous vehicle operations with Oxa’s cutting-edge autonomous vehicle technologies, the collaboration aims to create innovative solutions for smart cities and autonomous transportation systems.

Key Objectives and Benefits

The SAVI cluster, launched in 2023, aims to establish Abu Dhabi as a hub for smart and autonomous vehicle technology in the MENA region, promoting innovation across air, land, and sea mobility applications. This partnership aligns with the cluster’s goals by fostering the development of autonomous vehicle technologies and supporting their commercialization in the UAE.

One of the primary goals of the Bayanat-Oxa partnership is to explore the creation of an Autonomous Mobility Centre of Excellence in Abu Dhabi. This center will leverage regional ecosystem links to advance autonomous vehicle technology. Additionally, the partnership will focus on hiring and nurturing local talent, including software and hardware engineers, data scientists, and legal professionals, supported by Oxa’s academic network and collaborations with institutions like the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI).

Leadership and Support

Hasan Al Hosani, Managing Director of Bayanat, emphasized the significance of this collaboration, stating, “By combining our expertise in geospatial analytics and AV operations with Oxa’s leadership in autonomous vehicle technology, we are poised to create groundbreaking solutions that will enhance mobility, safety, and efficiency in urban areas.”

Gavin Jackson, CEO of Oxa, highlighted the strategic value of the partnership, noting, “Using the knowledge gained from our existing commercial deployments in the US and Bayanat’s technical capabilities, we expect to accelerate the adoption of autonomy across multiple use cases.”

Nayef Shahin, Director of Innovation and Knowledge at ADIO, expressed pride in the collaboration, stating, “The Oxa Bayanat collaboration is proof of our objective to connect global and local mobility innovators to pioneer new pathways for the future of transport.”

This partnership marks a significant advancement in autonomous vehicle technology, with the potential to deliver transformative solutions for urban mobility and smart city development.

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