Sustainable Mobility

Sustainable mobility

Transportation knits people and cities together. Masdar City has created an interconnected system of sustainable mobility options, including a pedestrian-friendly city, that are paving the way to a greener, more sustainable future—one ride at a time.

Smart and Autonomous Vehicle Industries (SAVI)

Masdar City is honored to be the chosen host of the Smart and Autonomous Vehicle Industries (SAVI) cluster in Abu Dhabi. Endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, SAVI is set to transform the landscape of smart and autonomous vehicles across air, land, and sea mobility.

SAVI is poised to supercharge innovation and the commercialization of these technologies within the UAE, facilitating their global reach through advanced facilities and supportive services in a conducive regulatory environment. It is expected to contribute between AED 90 billion to AED 120 billion to the UAE's economy and generate 30,000 to 50,000 jobs, igniting economic growth and opportunities.

The SAVI cluster brings together key stakeholders, providing academia, test zones, R&D labs, certification facilities, and more, connected through Abu Dhabi's logistics network. Local regulators ensure an enabling regulatory framework for air, land, and sea applications.

This initiative is designed to accelerate green mobility services, driving the UAE and the world toward a zero-emissions future. SAVI is a significant addition to our commitment to a more sustainable future.



Explore the sustainable mobility legacy of Masdar City:


Personal Rapid
Transit (PRT) System

Our Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system was the first on-demand, autonomous electric transportation system in the world.

The PRT is a zero-carbon emission transportation solution. The entire network generates no harmful emissions. And as the PRT removes the need for personal vehicles, the PRT's net carbon impact is zero.

The nayva
autonomous shuttle

Our NAVYA system is similar to the PRT in that it is autonomous and 100 percent electric


A driverless, safe, reliable and comfortable public transport vehicle designed to satisfy the specific needs of a driverless vehicle whilst optimizing on navigation and safety functions for the first and last mile.

Once a cornerstone of the Masdar City legacy, the Navya has transitioned from active service. This transition is part of our ever-evolving landscape of sustainable mobility and technology.


The Eco Bus

Our Eco-Bus features a sustainable design and build specifically for environments with extreme heat and humidity.

Assembled using the latest technology, it deployed several “firsts,” including the latest (at the time) Siemens-built motor technology, which allowed a lighter construction and lower energy usage, as well as water-cooled batteries to help overcome extreme temperatures. Air conditioning systems were designed to optimize battery usage, which were integrated into an extra-light aluminum body. Electrochromic windows help block the sun and help make air conditioning more efficient. Its range per charge is 150 kilometers.

The Eco-Bus has transitioned beyond active service while leaving a lasting mark on our sustainable mobility initiatives.

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