By Sam Bridge
Dubai Police has announced the launch of a Drive Mode feature on its smart app
Dubai Police has introduced a "Drive Mode" feature to its smart app which enables motorists to avoid traffic jams and accidents in the emirate.
The feature has been developed by a team in the General Department of Artificial Intelligence at Dubai Police, in line with the Smart Dubai Strategic Plan.
Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, director-general of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the Dubai Police, said the feature, which is available for iOS and Android users, enables drivers to know the status of the roads they intend to use and issues alerts on jams and accidents.
It also provides drivers with suitable alternative trip routes, especially during rush hours.
"The drivers can add their preferred route with a preferred time and the application will schedule a notice alert daily of accidents located on those roads. The Drive Mode also benefits students' parents to avoid traffic and commute from and to schools in a short period of time", he added.
Al Razooqi pointed out that the new feature is one of several provided by the Dubai Police through its smart app to help motorists.