5 July 2017

'Autocops' to patrol in Dubai this year

Dubai is adding a fleet of self-driving robot cars to its patrol resources later this year, writes Brian Byrne.

Described as a self-driving security robot, the unmanned vehicle will have a range of imaging sensors, including cameras and thermal monitors, scanners and radar. The systems will include licence plate and face recognition technologies.

Named OR-3, the vehicle will also have a drone on board to give it aerial surveillance capacity. The car will monitor for incidents and illegal behaviour, and will be controlled from a home base … presumably staffed with real cops?