Dubai Police plans to have driverless patrol vehicles operating on the emirate’s roads by 2020 and has signed a MoU with technology company Acacus Technologies to revamp its entire fleet, it was announced on Monday.
According to the Dubai-based Acucus Technologies, the driverless vehicles will be implemented phase-wise, with the first phase being the installation of capabilities including cameras and video analytics.
Subsequent phases will see the installation of object detection, tracking and advanced driverless technologies.
The MoU will see Acacus revamping the entire Dubai Police fleet, as well as develop software and hardware solutions for the project.
“At Acacus we are proud to contribute in making Dubai the global hub of technological innovation,” said Acacus Group chairman of the board Rashid Ahmed bin Rasheed. “The vision of Acacus is to provide state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions for intelligent fleet management.”
Talal Ben Halim, the CEO and founder of Acacus Technologies, said that the company is “excited to have the driverless patrol vehicles on roads well ahead of our target launch date.”
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