A report stated that the Hoversurf Scorpion, a Star Wars-style electric hover bikes which are capable of doing up to 70 km per hour, will be used by the Dubai Police officers some time in the future.
First Sergeant Ali Ahmad Mohammad told Gulf News that the futuristic Russian-made bikes which was unveiled at the Gitex Technology Week conference can fly at at height of 5 meters and carry a police officer over congested traffic. This will be useful during emergency situations.
He added, “The bike can also fly without a passenger and can go up to six kilometres. It can fly for 25 minutes and can carry up to 300kg of weight at a speed of 70kph.”
A memo if understanding indicating that a mass production of the bikes in Dubai area has been signed by both Hoversurf CEO Alexander Atamanov and the Dubai Police.
Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, director of the Smart Services Department at Dubai Police told Gulf News, “It can recognise people in any area and identify suspicious objects and can track suspects. It will be deployed at tourist destinations in Dubai. It has cameras and will be linked to the command room.”
This was in line with the unveiling of a smart electric motorbike which has a multiple cameras installed to spot reckless drivers and small driverless robotic vehicles equipped with biometric software that will scan for criminals and persons of interest while patrolling different areas of the city.