Dubai Police officers have started their training on flying Hoverbikes that will be introduced to the service by 2020, according to a tweet by the Dubai Media Office.
The Hoverbikes will be used to patrol the city and access “hard to reach’ areas, Brigadier Khaled Al-Razooqi, Director General of Dubai Police, said.
.@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
Two officers have already begun their training with many more set to join them, a Gulf News report said.
The Hoverbikes were unveiled at the Gitex Technology Week in October, and are part of the Dubai Police department’s plans to incorporate advanced technology to the service.
The bikes work on electricity and can fly at a height of five meters while carrying a policeman during emergency operations or heavy traffic. The bikes can also fly for 40 minutes without a passenger on board.