Weeks after introducing hoverbikes at GITEX, Dubai Police have started implementing the first-of-its-kind technology to train its personnel.
New futuristic hoverbikes launched by Dubai Police
California-based tech start-up, Hoversurf is the team behind hoverbikes and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) technology. Their latest model, the S3 2019 Hoverbike made headlines at this year’s GIITEX, alongside a line-up of innovations from Dubai authorities that stunned the tech world. Last week, Dubai Police began training on the S3 Hoverbike, with two police officials riding on the flying motorcycles near Burj Al Arab. Check the video:
Hoverbikes for fighting crimes in emergencies by 2020
With a top of speed of 96 km/h, the S3 2019 Hoverbike can propel up to a height of five metres and fly for a maximum period of 25 minutes if ridden by a policeman, or for 40 minutes if operated remotely. They will be used as a first-responder to traffic accidents and emergencies, as well as to tackle crimes in the city.
World’s first rideable hoverbike
Hoversurf is open to orders by the public too. As per the Federal Aviation guidelines, the S3 2019 Hoverbike complies with their requirements, meaning the public won’t be required to have a pilot-related license to fly the flying motorcycle. Let us also tell you; the model costs a whopping $150,000 (Dhs551,000).