BaseTracK, a leading European pioneer & global innovator in autonomous vehicle technology, has selected the UAE as its research and development base by setting up its office and workshop in Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ).
BaseTracK also unveiled its first local autonomous truck at an immersive test-drive event in Al Hamra, signifying a key milestone in the region’s automotive industry. The event witnessed government officials, industry leaders, and transportation experts.
The Company’s advanced autonomous system optimizes routes, speeds and accelerations, to reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact, by cutting fuel expenses which are around one-third of the logistics costs. Followed by the successful test drive of the autonomous truck, BaseTracK, intends to roll out the trucks soon on the UAE roads.
“Our launch event allowed attendees to witness the future of transportation firsthand, reinforcing BaseTracK’s commitment to shaping the autonomous vehicle sector. The UAE’s dedication to growth and development aligns perfectly with BaseTracK’s vision to revolutionize the trucking industry. RAKEZ’s support and resources provide an ideal platform for us to grow and make the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah a leading hub of sustainable future trucking.”
CEO of RAKEZ Group Mr. Ramy Jallad, said that “RAKEZ is committed to fostering innovation and growth in Ras Al Khaimah and welcoming BaseTracK to our growing ecosystem has been an exciting endeavor for us. The launch of their autonomous truck marks a significant stride towards achieving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions in line with the emirate’s vision for a greener future. Additionally, these trucks will play a major role in supporting the industrial businesses that frequently carry out logistical operations.”
While working on Autonomous Trucking, BaseTracK intends to set up a production and assembly facility for its other product, Fuel Economy systems, which will be soon sold in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.