The Hoversurf Scorpion is simply put, freaking awesome! It’s one of those things that every person who’s ever fallen in love with the Star Wars hoverbike could hope for. The Hoversurf Scorpion is probably the closest thing to a hoverbike there is, for now, and it’s for that reason, the company has garnered a lot of attention. The YouTube video below quickly grabbed a lot of interest and circulated quickly and has over 2 million views to date. Now, the company that makes the Hoversurf Scorpion will be supplying the Dubai police with them for use in their city.
The Scorpion can fly up to 16 feet which could prove useful for police officers to navigate over traffic in an emergency situation. The vehicle is robust enough to carry a police officer and their gear but can also fly without a passenger and has a range of 3.5 miles. It can carry over 600lbs and reach speeds of just over 43mph.
Hoversurf CEO Alexander Atamanov posted on Facebook to say the company and Dubai police had signed a memorandum of understanding to mass produce the craft in the Dubai area.
Police also unveiled a smart electric motorbike that has multiple cameras to spot reckless drivers and small driverless robotic vehicles equipped with biometric software that will scan for criminals and persons of interest while patrolling different areas of the city.
“It can recognize people in any area and identify suspicious objects and can track suspects,” Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, director of the Smart Services Department at Dubai Police, told Gulf News.
“It will be deployed at tourist destinations in Dubai. It has cameras and will be linked to the command room.”