UAE capital Abu Dhabi is to implement an intelligent traffic system as part of its 2030 plan to reduce traffic fatalities.

The city’s Department of Transport has devised a multi-phase five-year plan to create a world-class transportation system for the capital by strategically integrating an intelligent traffic system within its existing infrastructure.

The authority will build a transportation management centre to serve as a nerve centre for network activities in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Gharbia.

The new system will integrate the operation of motorways, major streets, traffic signals and public transport services with full coordination from other governmental agencies.

Injury crashes in the UAE are estimated to cost the country AED20bn ($5.4bn) per year, with 10,000 crashes a year causing 2.7 fatalities per day, according to the Roadway, Transportation and Traffic Safety Research Centre.