Thousands of Dubai Police vehicles are set to be equipped with ‘smart patrol’ devices under a new initiative.
Officers will reportedly have access to everything from driver recognition readers to electronic tracking devices and fingerprint systems.
According to Time Out the patrol systems will be based on artificial intelligence technology, with data transferred to special operations rooms.
The first phase intends to cover 2,000 civil service and military patrols and aims to be completed by this year, reports Time Out.
Time Out said that officials then plan to fit out all remaining vehicles, motorcycles and boats by 2020.
The technology will be rolled out in phases, with the first seeing camera-equipped patrol cars roaming the streets.
Then the plan is to include object detection, tracking and advanced driverless technology in a bid to combat and reduce crime, reports Time Out.