Dubai cops: Hands up or I'll shoot...your picture with my Google Glass

Dubai cops: Hands up or I'll shoot...your picture with my Google Glass
Cops and Detectives in Dubai have been issued Google Glass to use as a tool to fight crime. The connected specs are loaded with a face-recognition program that will run through a database of wanted criminals. When a match is discovered, the officer wearing Glass is alerted. The UAE city plans to release Google Glass to patrolling officers at first, in order to snag drivers committing traffic offenses, and to track vehicles suspected of being involved in breaking the law. The second phase of the rollout would see Glass handed out to Dubai's Detective Squad.

To say that Dubai's police force has it good would be an understatement. At tourist sites, officers patrol these high visibility areas in $400,000 Lamborghini sports cars. It is unknown how much the force is paying for the wearable device, but in the U.S. it can be purchased at a price of $1500 each.

With cops in Dubai driving $400,000 patrol cars, and sporting Google Glass, we would imagine that the city doesn't have trouble finding recruits for the job.



source: Reuters

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16 Comments

1. jesusnexo unregistered

I imagine them screaming "Ok goolgle take a picture" Loading *error cannot connect to the internet" "Damn it sprint!"

3. Aywhy93

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

LoL... I'm sure they have a very fast internet connection though

7. jesusnexo unregistered

hopefully lol sometimes the government is cheap

13. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Cheap government....lamborghini is damn cheap...why not RR???

15. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Lol. The police has Bugatti Veyron, the fastest supercar in the world, they use google glass and forget to buy internet connection :D

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Just fastet top speed. And not fastest car, fastest production car.

9. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Comcast if it were in US.

11. engineer-1701d unregistered

hahaha thank you this is the most funnest comment i have ever seen anywhere in my life, because i say that every day. lol +1million

2. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

You mean Etisalat since they only have two carriers there... Etisalat and Du.

4. Aywhy93

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

This is amazing... Everything is possible in Dubai !!!

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Dubai is rising really fast now a days....

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Everything is possible with money xD Would be badass to be a police there though. And eat dates all day long lol

6. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Seems like need for speed. Lambo police cars, etc. I don't see this taking of in the states. Gotta love the 4th ammendment.

8. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

This seems like the perfect use of Google Glass-not recording my boring life :)

10. fatTony

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

Wow, the 400K Lambo makes those Dodge Chargers seem like a high school graduation gift. Good for them, though.

14. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

This is AWESOME! Hopeful it'll bring no trouble.

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