It will be rolled out in 2020.
Even Dubai Police is hopping on to the driverless bandwagon with the announcement that they’re bringing driverless patrol vehicles to the streets of Dubai by 2020.
Dubai Police has signed a deal with Acacus Technologies where it will start testing driverless patrols in different phases. The first phase will include vehicles with cameras and video analytics, while subsequent phases will include object detection, tracking, and a more advanced driver-less technology.
Dubai-based Acacus Technology is one of the pioneers in developing autonomous driving technologies in the country. They have already managed to develop solutions using AI and machine learning.
Speaking on the occasion of signing the MOU, the Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri said: “This MOU is in compliance and directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai world’s smartest city by harnessing technology in the service of all and with best international practices. The Dubai Police General Headquarters are keen to adopt and implement best in class technology to service everyone, combating crime and reducing it. Also with the focus on increasing the productivity of our services”.
So now that Dubai has its own Robocop, it’s also time for them to have its own driverless patrols as well!