Dubai Police has introduced two new smart devices to help them maintain road safety
4 October 2017| Last updated on 19 January 2020
Dubai is evermore working hard to ensure the optimal safety of road users. Smart technology has been introduced to and installed all over the city to help with this task, the latest of which are new smart controllers and drones.
The new smart controller can easily be operated by officers from an app on their phones and has nine more advanced features than the conventional monitoring devices.
Special features for the smart controller includes high-resolution imagery, vehicle number reader, the ability to move itself when it needs to catch a reckless motorist and a broadcasting system and flashing light to warn drivers about traffic jams, bad weather or accidents.
This state of the art piece of technology will be able to catch people jaywalking, jumping queues on the road, driving on the hard shoulder and speeding. Yikes! Better start following the road rules…
In addition to the smart controller, the Dubai Police’s other fancy new toys are drones which will be monitoring and capturing live footage of Dubai roads, accidents and important events all over the city.
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police said that the drones will allow for live transmission from emergency sites, and this will help senior officials make timely decisions. In addition, live broadcasts will enable officers in the command and control centre to take appropriate decisions in a timely manner."
The recorded footage will help new police officers in their training to deal with different crises scenarios and assist the department in dealing with current situations.
The drones will be flexible, have high definition cameras and an advanced battery life.
The smart controller speed cameras were launched on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 but it is still unclear when the drones will take to the sky.
Almost makes you wish you worked for the Dubai Police so that you can also drive gorgeous cars and work with fancy gadgets, doesn’t it?