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Hoverbike-riding police to patrol the streets of Dubai from 16 feet above the ground

Mirror logo Mirror 10/10/2017 Jeff Parsons

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Tech-savvy Dubai police have unveiled a hoverbike capable of flying five metres (16 feet) above the ground.

The high-tech crime-fighting vehicle was shown off to onlookers at a recent tech convention, alongside a prototype robotic car.

When piloted, the hoverbike can fly for up to 25 minutes, hit speeds of up to 70 kph (43mph) and carry up to 300kg (47 stone) of weight.

Credits: CEN

Credits: CEN
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Without a police officer aboard, it can hit six meters (16 feet) in height. The vehicle was co-developed with Russian drone manufacturer Hoversurf.

Meanwhile, the driverless car will be able to remotely cruise the streets of Dubai searching for lawbreakers.

"It can recognise people in any area and identify suspicious objects and can track suspects," explained one police officer.

"It has a drone and the user needs to access the car through fingerprint. It will be deployed at tourist destinations in Dubai. It has cameras and will be linked to the command room."

The police force revealed the new tech at the Gitex Technology Week Exhibition in the city of Dubai, Dubai Emirate, north-eastern UAE.

Japanese company Mikasa is responsible for producing the car - which can hit a top speed of 200kph (124mph).

Both vehicles are currently undergoing testing but will be deployed on the streets as soon as possible.


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