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Dubai Police plans driverless patrol vehicles

DUBAI, May 13, 2018

Dubai Police General Command has signed an agreement with Acacus Technologies, a home-grown technology leader, to have driverless patrol vehicles on Dubai roads by 2020.

The driverless vehicles are planned to be on Dubai roads phase-wise. The first phase will have capabilities including cameras and video analytics. Whereas the subsequent phases will include object detection, tracking, and advanced driverless technology.  

As per the signed memorandum of understanding (MoU), Acacus will be revamping the entire fleet of Dubai Police’s patrol vehicles, phase wise, to develop and integrate it into driverless technology. Each phase will add new and advanced capabilities.

Acacus will be developing and innovating software and hardware solutions for this project.

The MOU was signed by the General Command of the Dubai Police department, Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police and founder & CEO of Acacus Technologies Talal Ben Halim.
 
Al Marri said: “This MOU is in compliance and directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai world’s smartest city by harnessing technology in the service of all and with best international practices.  The Dubai Police General Headquarters is keen to adopt and implement best in class technology to service everyone, combating crime and reducing it. Also with the focus on increasing the productivity of our services.”
    
Chairman of Acacus Group Rashid Ahmed Bin Rasheed said: “At Acacus we are proud to contribute in making Dubai the global hub of technological innovation. As a technology leader in the mobility space, the vision of Acacus is to provide state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions for intelligent fleet management. In coming years, we plan to be the global leader in bringing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to the transportation space and be instrumental in driving operational efficiency, optimizing resources and reducing costs for our esteemed clients.”

Ben Halim said: “It is a proud moment for all of us at Acacus, to be part of a prestigious project for Dubai Police. The vision laid down by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is an inspiration for all of us. It guides us in pushing the boundaries of technology further, especially in artificial intelligence and machine learning, for a common goal of making Dubai the smartest city in the world. We are excited to have the driverless patrol vehicles on roads well ahead of our target launch date.” – TradeArabia News Service




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