Holy moly, Dubai's police force is testing hoverbikes

UK aerospace company Rolls Royce unveiled its eVTOL concept this summer featuring a tilt wing and six propellers including four that would fold into the wings at cruising altitude. Rolls Royce hopes it will be available in the early 2020s

The Dubai police also likes to have a shiny image, so it habitually uses extreme sports cars the likes of Aston Martin One-77, Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Aventador or Ferrari FF.

Hoversurf - a Russian-owned company based in California - has gifted Dubai's police its first serial production of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles after a deal was signed previous year.

Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, the general director of Dubai police's artificial intelligence department, said the vehicle will be used in first-responder roles because of its ability to access hard-to-reach locations.

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And the robocoptors could be one day be piloted by robocops, with Dubai eager to have robots alongside regular police by 2030.

Both Hoversurf and Dubai Police said they were working towards improving the technology to power the vehicles. Hoversurf also has a bigger, two-seater flying vehicle it plans to showcase in "four to five months" and sell in 2020, said Segura-Conn.Robinson estimated more than 100 eVTOL or flying auto projects have already been announced. They are 253lbs battery-powered machines with the ability to fly for up to 40 minutes, going 60mph and can get 16 feet in the air, all before needing recharged. Authorities in Dubai believe it will help police reach emergencies at super speed and are set to order the hoverbikes in the coming weeks. The vehicle can operate for 25 minutes when flown by a pilot and 40 minutes if used as a drone.

The futuristic vehicles should be in action by 2020 and are the latest extravagant expense by a force which already boasts a Ferrari and a Lamborghini among its patrol auto fleet. "Currently we have two crews already training and we're increasing the number", he told CNN. Orders are open to civilians, but Segura-Conn cautions that buyers are screened to ensure they can handle the new tech. The Hoverbike has been created to meet Federal Aviation Administration guidelines in the U.S., so it doesn't require a pilot's license to fly.

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