New smart police cars to be on roads soon

Updated 07 April 2015

New smart police cars to be on roads soon

The Kingdom is set to introduce a fleet of new patrol cars with sophisticated new technology to identify people by their number plates and fingerprints. The black and white vehicles will be launched by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, second deputy premier and interior minister, on Tuesday.
According to a police officer, the new smart cars are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to identify the owner of a car by his number plates. Officers can pass on information to their control room for advice.
The new cars are also equipped with fingerprint readers that determine the status of a suspect and his lawful employer.
Meanwhile, Prince Mohammed recently visited the Asir region to offer his condolences to the families of those soldiers who lost their lives battling the Houthis, accompanied by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, minister of defense, chief of the royal court and special adviser to the custodian of the two holy mosques. They were met at Abha regional airport by Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khalid, Commander of the Southern Zone Maj. Gen. Mutlaq Al-Izamie, the commander of King Khaled Airbase, and several senior, civil and military officials.


Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

Updated 18 September 2020

Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

A cybercamp to train jobseekers in the field of programming has been launched in Saudi Arabia.
The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), in cooperation with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), will run the skills initiative as part of the Tuwaiq Cybercamp training program.
Fifty trainees will take part in the learning scheme which will provide information on iOS and Android app programming, individual mentoring sessions, and practical application with certified programming certificates.
The accord also aims to provide support toward maintaining future job security.