Dubai to add driverless patrol vehicles to its fleet

Dubai to add driverless patrol vehicles to its fleet
Dubai Police to introduce driverless monitor patrol vehicles (Dubai Police)
Updated 28 June 2017

Dubai to add driverless patrol vehicles to its fleet

Dubai to add driverless patrol vehicles to its fleet

JEDDAH: First there was the Dubai robotic policeman – now the local force is to develop a self-driving patrol vehicle that will potentially carry drones to follow suspects.
In a partnership struck with a Singaporean company, the new vehicles will also be equipped with cameras that will feed live images to the force headquarters.
And there will be onboard sensors to detect obstacles such as vehicles or pedestrians.
It is just the latest in a line of state-of-the-art technology being introduced.
Dubai Police announced the launch of the robotic policeman earlier this month, stating that it would be able to identify wanted criminals and collect evidence.
If the “Robocop” experiment proves a success, then it is hoped the unarmed devices will make up 25 percent of its patrolling force.
Speaking of the unmanned monitor vehicles 1st Lt. Salim Al-Marri said the police headquarters would use the devices “to show live footage of what’s going on in the city’s streets.”
He added that onboard sensors would be used to identify suspects, places or damaged vehicles.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is well documented as having one of the world’s lowest crime rates. It also ranks as one of the world’s safest places to live according to the World Crime Index.
Yet Dubai Police is probably one of the most famous forces in the world — the series of supercar patrol vehicles, including a Bugatti Veyron, were just some of the headline additions that have helped to put the force on the map. 
The new monitors will be displayed at the next Gitex exhibition.