People can use oculus masks fitted with lenses to enable riders to view 3D images on a TV screen
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is giving people a virtual trip on the Dubai Tram using simulation technology ahead of its launch on November 11.
Families at Mirdif City Centre were treated to the simulation of boarding and travelling and touring the tram.
The experience was replicated at Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, and it will be on display at Ghubaiba Metro station today – Public Transport Day – so that everyone will have an idea of how the tram will operate.
Moaza Saeed Al Marri, director of RTA Marketing and Corporate Communication, said to use the technology people will be fitted with oculus masks fitted with lenses to enable riders to view 3D images on a TV screen which takes them on the virtual Dubai tram trip.
Al Marri added: “The ocular device users find themselves in one of the waiting stations where they hop on the tram and tour the gold and silver coaches, and view children and women compartments, besides enjoying a window view of Dubai’s gorgeous sceneries and landmarks such as Al Sufouh, Knowledge Village, the Palm Jumeirah, Marina Towers, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence, relishing a suspenseful virtual trip.
“Virtual riders will also have a look at the unique features, delicacy and luxury of the tram coaches and fancy trips before they can enjoy such experience in the real-world practice, where users can find out that the Tram coaxes a paradigm addition to the mass transport systems in Dubai Emirate.
“The introduction of virtual reality technology system was conceived as part of the endeavours to promote the Dubai Tram, as an entertaining means of transport capable of serving the transit needs of the target groups lifting them to their intended destinations.”
The Dubai Tram will be the first tramway project, outside of Europe, powered by a ground-based electric supply.