Google Glass helps Dubai Police issue 60 fines

New gadget allows officers to identify road users who have outstanding warrants through the number plates

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Dubai Police patrol officers have issued over 60 fines using Google Glass since the technology was introduced in October last year.

The new gadget allows officers to identify road users who have outstanding warrants through the number plates.

The use of Google Glasses is part of Dubai Police’s Smart Services’ plans to develop the ‘smartest’ police stations in the world by 2018. The team developed two apps to use on the four Google Glasses that Dubai Police is currently using, which might be increased in the future, according to Colonel Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, director general of the Smart Services department.

“Face print concepts are still evolving and we have to study it carefully to see how best we can develop it further,” Al Razooqi told 7Days newspaper.

Each pair of Google Glasses, which cost $2,700 (AED10,000) each, can be used to automatically upload a photo to the police system, which can issue an alert if the vehicle is listed as having an warrant. Live feeds can also be sent from accident scenes.

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