Dubai Driver Alert: There’s a ‘Smart Drone’ watching your every move

By Sheena Amos

Device deployed to maintain road security

DUBAI 28 September 2017: Dubai Police has begun using a ‘Smart Controller’ device, which has nine features that make it different from previous technical control devices, including a radar.

The device includes a comprehensive system of technical features that can assist officers from traffic departments to maintain safety on the roads, improve electronic road surveillance and capture serious violations by drivers, along with promoting the Dubai Police strategy to assure that Dubai is a safe city, said Wam.

Smart Controller has a high level of accuracy, clear images and ability to move remotely on metal rails.

The device also includes a high-quality monitoring camera, a vehicle number reader and a radar, and can also monitor speed limit violations and traffic jams. It further has a direct-broadcast feature that is managed by the control centre, as well as an alarm to transmit warning messages.

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Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Dubai Police General Commander, stressed that the launch of the Smart Controller device is part of the smart transformation in all areas of police work and the adoption of advanced innovations that support the strategic goals of the Dubai Police. He added that a technical work team was assigned to implement the Smart Controller device system, which will increase the level of surveillance on external roads and maintain road security.

He further added that adopting the latest traffic control technologies can prevent the reckless behaviour of some drivers who do not respect traffic regulations, while deterring them to protect the lives of all roads users. He also stressed that the General Traffic Administration has implemented several initiatives and awareness campaigns to prevent traffic accidents.

It has also intensified its traffic patrols and field presence along public streets where the numbers of accidents have increased, as well as its use of advanced technologies to monitor people who violate traffic regulations, he added.

The launch at the Dubai Police Club in Al Garhoud was attended by Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of General Traffic Administration, and Brigadier Abdullah Abdulrahman bin Sultan, Director of the Future Vision Centre, as well as experts from a Chinese traffic safety systems company.