Flying motorbikes are no more the idea of past it is soon to become a part of Dubai and the Dubai police would soon be seen riding on them in near future.
Hoversurf—a California based company displayed its hoverbike at GITEX—a tech expo in the green and white livery of the Dubai Police, the firm has come back with a new model and proof of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL).
Fulfilling an agreement inked in 2017, the Hoversurf has now given the Dubai Police its first serial production unit of the S3 2019 Hoverbike as a gift and has started to train officers to fly it.
The general director of Dubai Police’s Artificial Intelligence department—Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi while describing the motorbike said that eVTOL vehicle would be the first production useable for reaching the harder to access areas. He further said that he has got plans of making these hoverbikes functional by 2020.
Alrazooqi told CNN that presently they have got 2 crews who are already getting the training to operate the hoverbike and they are increasing the number.
Joseph Segura Conn—the Hover Chief Operating Officer said that the ideal candidates would be able to operate the bike and would have drone experiences. A video of one of the police officers mastering the art of riding a hoverbike came online during the previous month.
As per the estimates of Robinson, more than 100 eVTOL or flying car projects have so far been announced. He made a comparison of this frantic era and the earlier spirits of the powered flight.
He said while explaining that a lot of configurations are there like people having external rotors, wings or no wings, reduced fans, tilted rotors—nobody knows precisely that how it would be roasting out or who would be successful.
He further added that indeed this is exciting and a good time for more creativity in the aerospace industry.