The Middle East has been working on a jewel of technology and luxury for many years now. Dubai has become an international business hub thanks to its enthusiasm with which the city adopted the Western culture. While tourism represents by far the largest source of income, the city drew criticism for human rights violations regarding workforce that builds iconic skyscrapers. The latest gimmick that Dubai will employ to stay in the limelight is the first aerial police patrol with multirotor hoverbikes.
The Dubai Police Enjoyed One of the Greatest Moments at GITEX 2017
Dubai has just finished hosting the largest tech expo that the gulf region has ever seen. GITEX gathered hundreds of business projects, startups, tech experts, and investors under one roof to imagine the future. This year’s edition added several new segments. These are smart cities and manufacturing, transportation tech, and robotics.
One of the highlights of the event came from the Police of Dubai itself. The department introduced the crowds to its first fleet of multirotor hoverbikes. The gear can propel officers up to 16 feet in the air with a maximum speed of 43 mph. When the robot takes over for an unmanned expedition, the hoverbike can reach 50 mph.
The patrol sessions will be short though. The gear needs a recharge once every three hours. On top of that, the range cannot exceed a 25-minute area. However, when times call the equipment can enjoy a swift energy replenish thanks to swappable batteries.
The Fleet of Multirotor Hoverbikes Might Remain within Sci-Fi Area
The innovative mask the police seemed willing to take in Dubai is of Russian design called the HoversurfScorpion 3. The aspect looks inspired from action movies. The basic quadcopter bike is powered by four rotors made of wood.
On the other hand, the chances are that this was only an eye-catching magic show. The image of a flying police patrol will slowly fall into oblivion. That’s because the technology is at an embryonic stage.
The equipment doesn’t inspire a safe enough structure to transport 400 pounds of metal above traffic without causing an accident. At the moment, even 4-pound drones are off limits due to a plausible scenario where it loses power and starts swooping on the crowd below with deadly spinning propellers.
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