POLICE in Dubai are set to revolutionize how they get criminals with the introduction of hoverbikes – and they have just started training, that will be introduced with the service by 2020, as per a tweet by the Dubai Media Office.
.@KhalidAlrazooqi, general director of @DubaiPoliceHQ‘s artificial intelligence department to @CNN: The eVTOL vehicle as a first responder unit used to access hard to reach areas. He said he aims to have hoverbikes in action by 2020. #Dubai pic.twitter.com/DkgFvp8wOO
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) November 8, 2018
The oil-rich Middle Eastern country’s police force as of now has an amazing vehicle fleet in its arsenal, with Ferraris and Lamborghinis among its cop autos. Presently, police in the UAE are set to have hoverbikes as they hope to change crime fighting once more. Experts in Dubai trust it will enable police to achieve crises at super speed and are set to arrange the hoverbikes in the coming weeks.
The Hoverbikes will be utilized to watch the city and access “hard to reach’ areas, Brigadier Khaled Al-Razooqi, Director General of Dubai Police, said.
A year after California-based startup Hoversurf displayed its hoverbike at tech expo GITEX in the white and green livery of the Dubai police, the organization has come back with another model and proof its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle may be, well, taking off.
Making good on a deal signed in 2017, Hoversurf has now gifted Dubai police its first serial production unit of the S3 2019 Hoverbike and has started preparing officers to fly it.
The Hoverbike S3 2019 uses a hybrid lithium-manganese-nickel battery with a 12.3 kWh limit, enabling riders to fly up to 40 minutes in the drone mode. It can fly 16 feet over the ground at rates of up to 60 mph between 10 to 25 minutes relying upon rider’s weight and climate conditions. Because of its carbon fiber body, the Hoverbike S3 weighs 253 pounds. Four heavy-duty propellers keep it airborne.