Dubai Police to have driverless patrol vehicle by 2020

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Dubai is racing fast to be the smartest city in the world . In a major step that boosts it’s chances to get there, Dubai police is going to get driverless patrol vehicles. The vehicle will be launched in different phases. So the first phase will have capabilities including camera and video analytics while more technologies like object detection, tracking and driver-less technology will soon follow.

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Dubai’s own technology leader Acacus Technologies is behind this first of its kind move in Dubai. The company is already providing it’s intelligent fleet management solutions to leading government enterprises, corporates and airlines across UAE.

Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police signed the agreement with Talal ben Halim, Founder and CEO of Acacus Technologies.

Major-General Al Marri said: “This MOU is in compliance and directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the world’s smartest city by harnessing technology in the service of all and with best international practices. The Dubai Police are keen to adopt and implement best in class technology to combat crime and reduce it. The focus is also on increasing the productivity of our services.”

Ben Halim said that the vision laid down by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is an inspiration for all of them.