Abu Dhabi has been known to be big spender and it looks like they are set to push up their public transport needs in an eco-friendly way. If you were able to watch Total Recall where futuristic shuttle cabs were showed, then this new project involving the UAE and 2getthere should get your attention.
Shuttle cabs that drive themselves and run on electricity are set to be deployed for residents and workers in the six square kilometer city. 13 little cabs have already been ordered to transport cargo and some VIPs which are far off from their projected 3,000 units. These cabs will make use of RFID and magnetic sensors rather than a simple rail system.
(Source) New Launches