Dubai Police to Use Autonomous Patrol Cars on the Streets

Ali Raza Written by Ali Raza · 1 min read>

The Dubai Police is one of the most unique in the world. As one of the only police forces with supercars such as the Lamborghini and others, it stands out from the crowd. Dubai will soon deploy self-driving patrol cars to boost the security levels by the end of 2017. This news comes after Dubai announced plans to roll out flying passenger drones in the summer.

The cars will work on their own and will be patrolling the streets to identify criminals and other types of people that are considered as a security risk. The cars are expected to beef up the security of Dubai when combined with the other police departments.

The cars will be completely driverless and will not need an operator to guide them. These cars will also have a companion drone that will be operated from the Dubai Police command room to aid in the surveillance exercise.

A biometric equipment will enable the patrol car to scan the people it will be meeting on its patrol runs.

The equipment will be manufactured by OTSAW Digital which is based in Singapore. OTSAW Digital has packed in the robot’s capabilities with equipment such as a lidar, GPS, HD cameras, thermal cameras, laser scanners and many others.

The Dubai Police has a goal of creating fully robot police force without any humans by the year 2030. Currently, the Dubai Police aims at replacing at least 25 percent of its police force with robots. Last month, the Dubai Police welcomed its first robot police officer which was a major breakthrough towards getting the 2030 target.

With time, the Dubai Police Department aims to introduce more and more robots to further automate the process of providing security to its citizens.