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UAE Seeks to Help Tesla Accelerate Autonomous Driving Push

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Watch: U.A.E. Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar Al Olama discusses his outlook for autonomous vehicles in the region. (Source: Bloomberg)
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The United Arab Emirates threw open the door to Tesla Inc. to join its push to accelerate autonomous driving over the next five years as the Gulf nation seeks to bolster its digital economy, a UAE minister said.

The government plans to hand out data that would be useful to driver-less cars to help incentivize start-ups, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar Al Olama said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. Dubai Future Lab, an arm of state-owned Dubai Future Foundation, is also entering partnerships, he said.