Dubai Police start training on flying motorbikes

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  1. Got Jeep

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    CNN) The flying motorbike is back in Dubai -- and you could see the police riding one in the not-too-distant future.
    A year after California-based startup Hoversurf showcased its hoverbike at tech expo GITEX in the white and green livery of the Dubai Police, the company has returned with a new model and evidence its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle might be, well, taking off. Making good on a deal signed in 2017, Hoversurf has now gifted Dubai Police its first serial production unit of the S3 2019 Hoverbike and has begun training officers to fly it. Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, general director of Dubai Police's artificial intelligence department, described the eVTOL vehicle as a first responder unit used to access hard to reach areas. He said he aims to have hoverbikes in action by 2020..................

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    Exposed blades? That looks safe.You run, we cut your legs off.
     
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    well now they can hover just above the tress to shoot you with laser... goody.
     
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    With exposed rotors it is just an accident waiting to happen.
     
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    This gives a new meaning to when pigs fly. Countermeasure for this would be a decent sized net. Bring that bad boy down real quick.
     
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